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Vol. VIII. No. 27. 

San Francisco, July 2, 1892. 

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The Wave 


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Charles L. Ackerman is one of the best-known 
attorneys in the city, and the firm with which he is 
connected enjoys a very large and lucrative practice. 
Socially as well as professionally Mr. Ackerman has a 
large acquaintance, and his election to the Presidency 
of the Concordia Club has given that select organiza- 
tion a strong place among the 400. Mr. Ackerman is 
a shrewd, clever lawyer, with an immense capacity 
for business. As a politician he has a large following. 


AT DEL MONTE the season is later than 
usual. Last year the beau monde was in 
evidence by the middle of June. The pros- 
pects now are that the porch will not assume 
its familiar appearance until after the Fourth. 
Because the 400 is not yet fully represented, 
it must not be thought the Queen of Summer 
Resorts is deserted. On the contrary, this year 
has been the most prosperous the hotel has 
known. The patronage of Eastern people has 
been larger and more profitable than ever 
before. Even now there must be fully 200 
guests from beyond the Rockies on the regis- 
ter. Among them are very few young people. 
Indeed, maidens are decidedly in the minority. 
There are matrons by the score — chaperons 
without end or occupation. 

The intervals between Saturdays are vari- 
ously occupied. There are half a dozen whist 
parties of dowagers in the parlor, besides a 
table or two devoted to the keener allurements 
of poker. Of gossip there is but little. The 
fact is there is no material, and even the most 
incorrigible can hardly live up to their repu- 

tation when they have so little to talk about. 
For some subtle reason the ordinary denizen 
of Del Monte is averse to dancing. On Satur- 
day night last, the band played a variety of 
vivacious waltzes and polkas for the benefit 
of the very young people, for the other gener- 
ations refused to avail themselves of the mov- 
ing opportunity. They lined the walls and 
watched pretty little Miss Maude Underhill 
trip through the skirt dance. This she did 
with great aplomb and grace. 

Us if: $ 

This maiden has in her that sense of the 
poetry of motion which develops great danc- 
ers. She assumes beautiful poses, and sways 
to the rhythmic beat of the music with a de- 
lightful flexibility. Another accomplished 
dancer is little Miss Voorhies, who does the 
highland fling with great vivacity of movement 
and expression. 

If anticipations count for anything it prom- 
ises to be very gay at Del Monte over the 
Fourth. The demand for rooms is above the 
normal in spite of the crowds going to San 
Rafael. The annual ball is to take place on 
Monday evening, to be followed at midnight 
by a splendid supper. By the afternoon train 
a large delegation of the jcunesse dore will 
arrive and their numbers will be swelled by 
fresh accessions on Saturday's limited. On 
Sunday, excursions will be in order, and on 
Monday swimming and boating will afford 
amusement. The surf is delightful. So far 
the temperature has been a trifle cool, but the 
sunshine of the past week has taken off the 
cold edge and it is everything the most exact- 
ing could desire. 

* * * . . 

Among the sojourners are Mr. and Mrs. H. 
E. Huntington, who are spending their first 
summer at Del Monte. Mr. Huntington has 
just returned from a trip to Point Arena, in 
the redwood country. He devotes Saturday 
and Sunday to Monterey and is already an 
enthusiastic Californian. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. 
Laton are also tht re. Among those one sees 
on the porch are Mrs. Evan Coleman, Miss 
Gwitin, Mrs. Tevis, Mrs. M. B. M. Toland, 
Mrs. Jack Cunningham, Mrs. Dr. Voorhies. 
Mrs. Hastings is displaying some very charm- 
ing costumes this season and has gone in for 
bathing with great zeal. Miss Hager spends 
her time reading and driving all around Mon- 
terey in a neat phaeton. Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
Sharon and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janin went 
down on Tuesday almost immediately after 
their arrival from the East. They will spend 
most of the summer at Del Monte. 

•■>.• * * 

Colonel Fred Crocker brought down to Del 

Monte in his private car the Messrs. Oxnards 
and Mr. Agar who are visiting San Francisco. 
They arrived Friday afternoon and after being 
initiated into the mysteries of the bath house 
and bowling alley, on Saturday, took the 
eighteen-mile drive. They returned to town 
Monday morning. Another party was made 
up of Mr. and Mrs. John Hays Hammond, 
Miss Hammond, Miss Wheeler, Major R. P. 
Hammond, and Mr. Corning, a son of Erastus 
Corning of New York. On Monday the male 
members of the party organized a fishing 
expedition into the hills, and did great execu- 
tion among the trout that abound in these 

* * * 

Walter Dean is back from New York and 
purposes remaining in California henceforth. 
He is looking handsomer than ever and appar- 
ently his capacity for enjoyment has not 
been impaired by the effete East. He left for 
Monterey on Wednesday and will pass the 
Glorious Fourth there. 

* * * 

AT SANTA CRUZ life is not an empty 
dream, but a round of bathing and riding, 
picnicking — I should like to say flirting, but 
cannot truthfully. Alas ! it is an Adamless 
Eden on a large scale. For weeks the hero 
of the Sea Beach Hotel has been Mr. Morgan 
— a nice, thin young man of fully sixteen 
summers. Prior to him the prevailing deity 
was nineteen. In comparison with these the 
Sausalito beau, a: tat twenty-two, would be a 
tottering antiquity. However, the maidens, 
who are many and charming, make the best of 
the situation and hope for better days. The 
aspect of the beach about noon time is pro- 
ductive in the masculine breast of thoughts 
that burn. Under huge umbrellas, spread out 
on rugs, are countless girls. Clinging to the 
ropes are countless more, arrayed in the bath- 
ing costume that custom compels one to 
describe as irresistible. There are exceptions, 
of course, but the conventional suit leaves 
everything but the arms to one's imagination. 

* * * 

Last year a few interesting costumes re- 
lieved the monotony. Some were in the 
ballet dancer style, in black sateen, a material 
that sets forth the lines of a good figure in a 
manner exquisitely seductive. One girl danced 
into the waves in white, which suggested a 
pleasing illusion. A superb and daring crea- 
ture from San Joaquin County sported stripes, 
and her entrances and exits were daily sen- 
sations. She rather liked the admiring gazes 
that her splendid limbs evoked. However, 
the season is but beginning. The interior is 
yet to be heard from, and I yearn for a touch 
of the garish if only for the color effect. That 



the striped bathing suit will reappear I am 
afraid to hope. Those limbs have not yet 
returned from a honeymoon which extended 
to Europe. 

* * * 

The solitary excitement so far arose over 
the leadership of the Cotillion Club. To open 
the Casino with due eclat a big dance was 
given there Friday night — not an ordinary 
hop, mind, but a veritable leap year german 
with every available accessory. A professor 
of dancing from Modesto trained the "ladies 
and gents" in he figures and evolved a few J 
graceful movements that even Ed Greenway 
could not have seen without emotion. It 
came to choosing a lady to lead the mazy 
whirl, and Mr. McCollum selected Mrs. Mid- 
ler, a very stylish widow sojourning at the 
Pacific Ocean. She prepared a handsome 
costume for the occasion, but a day before the 
event learned that the Professor had chosen 
Mrs. J. P. Smith to pilot the whirl. 

* * * 

The result was confusion worse confounded. 
McCollum insisted on his candidate, but the 
Professor declared Mrs. Smith's Parisian toi- 
lette must shine in the van-guard of th i fig- 
ures or he would resign his trust. Now, a 
cotillion instructor from Modesto cannot be 
trampled on as one would an ordinary dancing 
master. His way went. Mrs. Smith, in a 
gorgeous gown, was the deityess of the occa- 
sion; there were scores of pretty girls on hand, 
but the widow and her large contingent of 
friends did not appear, to the severe sorrow of 
all concerned. However, there was a dance 
at the Pacific Ocean House Thursday night, 
and the wounds of the previous event are 
almost healed. 

* * * 

The yacht squadron leaves for Santa Cruz 
to-morrow morning. They will be started, 
with due formality, from Meigg's wharf at 
nine o'clock, and it is anticipated that Santa 
Cruz will be reached by six that evening. A 
big crowd will surely witness the finish, for 
Santa Cruz is populated this year as it has 
never been before. The winning yacht will 
be the one that first crosses an imaginary line 
described between the lighthouse and the 
buoy. Varney Gaskill will act as Judge. 
Among the cognoscenti it is thought the ! 
" Aggie " will carry off the trophy, but if the 
weather is rough the "Jessie" stands the best 
show. The new yacht, "Penelope," belong- 

will be given a big ball at the Sea Beach I is a bathroom, a kitchen, over which presides 
Hotel. Mr. Sullivan has engaged an orchestra an eminently competent Japanese cook. 

for the occasion, and afterward the partici- 
pants will be entertained at a grand supper. 
To-morrow night there is also a dance. Over 
the Fourth the residents are arranging for 
private festivities. Mrs. Delmas, who has 

* * * 

The living-room is in the front, and through 
the door a delightful panorama of bay and 
mountain is had. The walls are paneled in a 
most original manner. Comfortable divans, 

the Bay State cottage, has invited a party of j plentifully best with cushions, invite to 
young people for the holidays. The Jarboes after-dinner siestas. So tempting are the 
have also a party. Mrs. Salisbury will enter allurements of this 

The McLaughlins' hand- 
also preempted for this 

tain some friends, 
some residence is 
happy anniversary. 

* * * 

FOR SOLID HILARITY Sausalito is far 
in the lead this season. Not only are there 
men here by the score, but they are ready for 
any form of festivity that presents itself. The 
limited supply of maidens is being given a 
delightful time, and between boaling and 
evening excursions in naptha launches, the 
hours are made to fly. There are the usual 
gatherings in the different cottages. The 
young married people assemble at KilgarifPs, 
atHerold's, Beaver's, Rothwell's, orMaguire's. 
Commodore Harrison's chateau is always hos- 
pitably open for the entertainment of his 
friends. The "Monaster)'" was the scene of 
a delightful concert on Sunday night, the 
Bandurria Club being over in force. The 
summer colony assembled in numbers to hear 
them. In prospect during the holidays are 
several clam-bakes and sundry festivities of 
that character to Angel Island. 

* * * 

On Saturday night a very jolly dinner was 
given by some of the young married people at 
the Pacific Yacht Club. Varney Gaskill 
assumed responsibility for the menu, and 
acquitted himself admirably. The tables were 
brilliant with flowers and sparkling silver- 
ware. It was a jolly party, the hosts being 
Mr. and Mrs. Van Bergen, Mr. and Mrs. 
Maguire, Mr. and Mrs. Gaskill, and Mr. and 
Mrs Roth well. Among their guests were 
\ Mr. Stevens, Mr. Ashley, Professor Appollini, 
and several other accomplished banjoists, who, 
after the edibles were disposed of, rendered 
much delightful music. Altogether, the 
affair was a very pleasant one. 

* * * 

Among the institutions of Sausalito this 
season, is Mr. Eddy's crack naptha launch. 
She is a pretty craft, very swift and most 

ing to Sid Lacy, is somewhat of an unknown beautifully fitted up. There is a cabin 
quantity and may give the cracks some 
trouble. In her trips to Yallejo she has held 
her own with all of them. 

* * * 

The squadron will probably remain a week 
at Santa Cruz, and during that time they 
anticipate having a brilliant time. I don't 
imagine the numberless pretty girls will have 
any reason to complain of a lack of cavaliers, 
as I hear of whole delegations being bound 
there for the Fourth. 

* * * 

On the night of the national holiday there 

all enclosed with glass and berths arranged 
after the style of a Pullman sleeper. The 

floating home, the occu- 
pants are determined to spend the holidays on 
boardj temptations diverting them Santa Cruz- 
wards or to San Rafael notwithstanding. 

* * * 

How to explain the fascination that the pipe 
exercises on the Sausalito visitant, I am in 
despair. At eventide, or early in the morn- 
ing, one sees countless briarwoods and even 
meerschaums in the mouths of youths and 
men who in bygone days smoked cigarettes or 
cigars. Were it not for the American physi- 
ognomy that forms the background, one 
might believe one's self in a British posses- 
sion. My curiosity being excited by the phe- 
nomenon, I have made diligent inquiry to 
ascertain the cause. Some attribute the epi- 
demic to the influences of the old English 
colony. By others, the example of the officers 
on the several British ships anchored around 
the bay is suggested as a fair explanation. A 
few frank youths admit an economical motive. 
Whichever cause is best may be selected with 
perfect indifference to me. 

* * * 

THE OWL'S NEST is not dead. Those 
who assert its demise are misguided or mali- 
cious. It is only sleeping. The foundation 
stone, it is true, supports no superstructure. 
Architect Polk has not been at San Carlos 
these six weeks; there is much secrecy over 
the delay; no money is being collected; cer- 
tain members have resigned, but, in spite of its 
forms and incorporations, the Owl's Nest is 
by no means defunct. So far as I can learn 
the main difficulty is with Treasuer Louis 
Sloss, Jr. Some $9000 is due in the shape of 
initiation fees, etc., and with this amount on 
hand the construction of the edifice might be 
commenced. But Mr. Sloss holds he is not 
authorized to collect this coin; he declines for 
some occult reason to receive it. The result 
is delay. 

* * * 

Several meetings have been had recently 
and pressure is being brought to bear on Mr. 
Sloss to induce the abandonment of his posi- 
tion. The objecting members are also being 

Montana millionaire is a generous host, and is j brought to time and I have no doubt but Jhat 

the Nest will be thatched and feathered ere 
autumn. There can be no doubt, however, 
that the system of organization is ridicuously 

at his best when entertaining a party of pretty 
maidens whom he delights to escort round the 
bay. His clam-bakes at Angel Island were 
among the memorable festivities of the sum- 

complex. In favor of the "forms" there is 

mer. Another institution is the huge house ncither sense nor Precedent, and Mr. Brittan 
boat which forms the summer home of W. H. j and Mr - Pa y" e would materiall y strengthen 
C Fowler, Thomas Watson, Will Kruse, and ] the Club b >' abandoning them. 
Frank Cartan. It is by far the largest on the j * * * 

bay, and is fitted up with a degree of comfort The interior arrangements of the new Bohe- 
that amounts to luxury. Each of the occu- mian Club have been decided on. On the 
pants has a separate bedroom; besides there ! exterior Mr. Pissis is now working. His 




design shows a structure rather resembling 
the Farnese Palace in Rome, the style that of 
the Italian Renaissance. It is not intended 
that the exterior decorations shall be especially 
elaborate. The building is to have rounded 
corners, and will present a substantial rather 
than a graceful appearance. The interior 
promises to be very gorgeous; the very latest 
.designs in interior decorations are to be used. 
# # * 

George Howard is not ordinarily suspected 
of a leaning toward architecture, but I learn 
he has discovered a vocation in that direction. 
At all events he is a member of the new firm, 
Maybeck, Matheson & Howard, that has just 
embarked in the house-designing and build- 
ing business. The combination is a strong 
one. Maybeck has been at Plum's, and is a 
Beaux Arts man ; Matheson graduated from 
a big engineering college at Hanover, and 
Mr. Howard furnishes financial and social 
backing, besides supervision and good taste. 

SfC S|C sfc 

AT SAN RAFAEL tennis clans gather. 
There are scores of nice youths from Oakland 
and Alameda, dozens of supple-limbed boys 
from Berkeley and the city. They trample 
through the corridors of the hotel in their 
blazers swinging rackets and discussing the 
championship. The}' are the heroes of 
groups of pretty maidens from all round 
the bay, who have assembled to witness their 
achievements on the bituminous rock field. 
They will surely reward the victor with their 
sweetest smiles, but from the vanquished they 
will not withhold the consolation of their sym- 
pathy. To-day, the Rafael is the gayest 
place in the State. This season Society is 
sadly scattered — much of it is in Shasta 
County, some in the Yosemite, Del Monte has 
its quota, and Santa Cruz has not complained. 

* * * 

The fact is, however, that the largest aggre- 
gation of those " in the swim " is to be found 
within the shadow of Mount Tamalpais. The 
tournament, of course, is something to antici- 
pate, but the flannel cotillion is not less attrac- 
tive. For that event scores of the prettiest 
maidens in town have promised their presence. 
They will wear summery costumes that will 
harmonize with the pink, white., and pale blue 
outfits of their partners. Ed Greenway leads, 
and already has arranged novel figures for the 
event. A supper at midnight will bring the 
affair to a close. There is every indication 
for a season of clear skies and bright sun- 
shine, tempered by cool winds for the tourna- 
ment. The contestants are in fine fettle — the 
competition promises to be close, and there is 
every prospect of an interesting struggle for 
the championship. 

* * * 

That the California Club is so illy repre- 
sented is deplorable. ' Tobin and Taylor, it is 
true can give a good account of themselves, 
but Hoffman and Vernon Gray are absent. 
The chances seem to be that the final contest, 
to be played on the afternoon of the National 
holiday, will be between Taylor and Hubbard. 

It is true the latter may be hard pressed by 
Neel, who plays a clever game that is but little 
inferior to his opponent's. Hubbard, however, 
is in good form, and that dashing style of his, if 
it were only a little steadier, would surely res- 
cue the cup from the champion. Still, the latter 
has a trick of being equal to an occasion. He 
is very steady, very sure, he uses his head, 
and he is often brilliant. The judges, and 
everyone who has ever handled a racket, 
can form an opinion — the judges are backing 

* * * 

For Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, there 
are no vacant rooms to be had in the Rafael 
In the village, indeed, there are some empty 
houses, but few apartments for those who 
desire temporary lodging. On the Sabbath 
tennis will be suspended and picnics will be 
the order of the day. Half a dozen are already 
organized; more will be arranged ere the 
week is out. 

* * * 

A gay party of Sausalitans are arranging to 
spend the Glorious Fourth at Napa Soda 
Springs. Some of the arem already up there — 
the others leave this afternoon. Among them 
are Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hamilton, Mr. and 
Mrs. Rudolph Herold, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wooster, and 
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Dauforth. Undoubtedly 
they will have a very enjoyable trip. 

* * * 

In the death of John Adams the Country 
Club lost one of its most popular and valued 
members. He was an indefatigable angler, 
and was happiest with a rod in his hand. The 
news of his sad death was received by his 
friends and associates with genuine emotion. 
The circumstances of his demise, at a place some 
thirty miles from Linkville, on the Klamath 
Reservation, the dailies have told, but the 
details of the terrible journey that his compan- 
ions had to make with the corpse, were not 
stated. I believe Mr. Adams leavea an estate 
of over $ 100,000. He was by profession a 
mining engineer, but his fortune was acquired 
through the Frue Concentrator, in which he 
was largely interested. He had no children, 
and the estate will, therefore, revert to his 

* * # 

Some twenty members of the Country 
Club have arranged to spend the holidays at 
the Clubhouse in Bear Valley. They secure 
there the requisite immunity from fire crack- 
ers and other disturbing- explosions, and, 
besides, can occupy their leisure shooting, 
fishing, or exchanging stories under the shade 
of the trees. 

The wedding of Miss Lizzie Sinton and 
Harry D. Walker was a pleasant feature of 
last week's life at San Rafael. A large num- 
ber of the friends of the bride and groom 
gathered at the pretty little Episcopal Church, 
and while waiting for the happy couple were 
charmed with the musical numbers of James 
H. Gregory, who presided at the organ. The 

Arcadian Waukesha Water cures Indigestion, 

bride never looked better than in her wedding 
gown of Bedford cord, trimmed with lace. 
After congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Walker 
left for Lagunitas. 

* * * 

The announcement of the engagement of 
Miss Emma McMillan and Ellis Wooster was 
received with some surprise, and both the 
young people are to be congratulated. Miss 
McMillan is a charming young lady, and was 
prominent in the Club of '90. She is quite 
highly endowed with this world's goods. 
Mr. Wooster is one of the most popular young 
men in the city. 

Mrs. Belle Donahue and Miss Wallace 
sailed for Homburg on the steamer " Havel," 
on Tuesday last. There they will be met by 
Baron and Baroness von Schroeder. They 
will be absent at least six months. 

The Concordia Club commences to flour- 
ish under its new Directors who are actively 
engaged in laying out plans for future enter- 
tainments. It has been decided to have a 
"jinks" about August 18th, and every effort 
will be exerted to make it an affair of some 
moment. The characteristic of entertain- 
ment has yet to be decided upon. The din- 
ner scheme has proved both popular and 
profitable. Each night a very jolly coterie 
gathers in the dining-room and the latest 
stories go the rounds. To say the quality of 
their excellence varies is to mention the lead- 
ing characteristic of stories the world over. 

At the Vendome are gathered a large crowd 
of Society people, who are enjoying the de- 
lightful weather of San Jose and the many 
entertainments that Manager Snell has pro- 
vided. At the ball last week" over 100 couples 
were on the floor, and some charming cos- 
tumes were noticeable. Many San Francis- 
cans are at the Vendome, and will remain 
there during the summer. 

* * * 

One of the neatest and most useful contri- 
vances I have ever met with is the invention 
of Mr. Roberts, of Sausalito. It is a species 
of stand made of wire and nickel and it is 
called a newspaper holder. Those of us 
whose rule it is to read a newspaper at break- 
fast know the difficulty of keeping the 
blanket sheets in position. This little 
contrivance not only supports them at the 
desired elevation but is so arranged as to pre- 
vent dislodgment or turning over. ' It seems 
to me all the restaurants in the country 
should be provided with these articles for 
they are really a boon to whoever has ac- 
quired the habit of imbibing literature and 
food simultaneously. 

* * * 

A YOUNG SOCIETY MAN who has hair 
of fiery red, and a high opinion of himself, 
has been trying to make up his mind for years, 
but has never married yet. He doesn't want 
to wed into his own religion, but would prefer 


some one out of it, just as a child would like 
the moon it sees reflected in a bucket of water. 
His calls are always intensely regular, though 
no girl would ever stay at home to receive him 
if she remembered he was coming. He says 
about four sane words in a hundred, and then 
goes, which latter act is his only merit. There 
is a certain kindly matron in San Mateo, who 
feels herself, by position and wealth, above 
the petty distinction of class, and delights in 
giving her hospitality and bounty to poor 
girls or rich girls alike. 

* * * 

Now, it happened that an old friend of hers, 
a widow, was so reduced in circumstances that 
she had to take in sewing for subsistence. The 
woman had a very lovely daughter, about 
seventeen years of age. The Grand Dame at 
San Mateo took care of this pretty girl, when- 1 
ever the mother would let her; she clothed 
her, had paid for her music lessons, and 
treated her as she would her own daughter. 
Now, it chanced that the youth with 
manners and red hair, went on a short visit, 
with several other guests, to the country seat j 
of the lady in question. There he met the 
beautiful maiden, and fell in love with her i 
just as he has done with many lovely girls 
before. Her name has an aristocratic ring to I 
it, and he was made all the more ardent, when 
a wretched young lawyer of stunted growth 
and simian countenance, told him, for a hoax, 
that she was a great New York heiress. 

* * * 

Indeed, as he thought over the situation, 
his passion knew no bounds, and he at once 
sat down and wrote a note to his mamma, tell- 
ing her of the young lady's beauty and 
Christian disposition, adding that the dear 
child was so modest that she wouldn't wear 
her family diamonds, but used for ornament a 
single white rose. .This latter paragraph was 
very pretty, of course, but it was just the 
thing to arouse the terror and suspicion of his 
mamma, who thinks it a heinous offense not 
to wear every diamond she has to breakfast. 
In hot haste, she wrote a note of warning to 
her son with the skineateles locks, and bade 
him be sure that the girl really had family 
diamonds before he trifled with her Christian 
disposition; girls with single white roses were 
a drug in the market, she added. Then 
mamma started out on a still hunt to ascertain 
particulars. She found them soon enough 
from a dragooning dowager in the Palace 
Hotel. She had hysterics at learning the 
girl's antecedents, and so did her darling son 
when he got the telegram calling him to the 
city at once. Meanwhile, his companion is 
going about telling the story to all his friends, 
with a large, harsh laugh attached. 

* * * 

part of the world, but San Francisco has more 
than her share; there are collectors of every 
sort here. Fritz King has a complete collec- 
tion of the coins of the United States since its 
birth. When one says "complete,'' it must 
not be forgotten that he possesses a silver 
dollar of 1804, and all the queer cents in the 

usual category. Siguor Raffo, a wealthy 
Italian vineyardist, probably has the best 
Amati and the finest Steiner in his collection 
of Italian and German violins that have ever 
been in this country to stay. George R. 
Wells' collection of opals is marvelous. He 
is only a mining lawyer, and yet, by his 
splendid knowledge of mineralogy, he has been 
able to detect every really good opal that fell 
in his way. Some of them are of great size, 
while others, far more valuable, are tiny. They 
came from Hungary, from Australia, from 
Mexico, or anywhere else. 

* * * 

Samuel C. Bigelow's ancient cabinets and 
desks containing secret drawers are a con- 
tinual matter of curiosity to his friends, and 
the manner in which these "secrets" are 
thrown open by hidden springs, shows the 
wonderful skill of cabinet makers in the past 
ages. That astute jurist, Harrison, possesses 
etchings which rival those in the possession 
of Marqnand and Stone, and I believe the one 
object he has in life is to secure an etching 
by Prince Rupert, its inventor. 

* * * 

Yet, to my mind, the most interesting of all 
the big collections here is one owned by a 
Scotchman named Fergusson. I haven't met 
him for ten years, but in rambles about Europe 
I have heard his name. When I knew him 
he was a salesman at the linen counter, in the 
White House. He possessed a singular knowl- 
edge of textures, and his advice was so good 
in these matters that the firm respected him 
fully as much as did the customers. Always 
gentle, though never obsequious, he preserved 
that demeanor which convinces a buyer that 
the cloth is whole. His home was on Larkin 
Street, and it consisted of six rooms. Two of 
these were furnished after a quiet English 
fashion, while the others were given up to a 
collection that but few people in this city have 
ever seen, and which is known only in Europe. 

* * * 

I will not mention the rare snuff boxes and 
other bits of bric-a-brac, but will touch on one 
subject — a room full of Napoleonic medals and 
coins. Outside of the Louvre, this man has, 
if he still lives, a better collection than any 
other in the world. 

* * * 

John C. Ropes, of Harvard College, is noted 
for his collection of medallions concerning 
Napoleon, but Fergusson had gems that would 
make Ropes weep. For instance, the designs 
which Baron Denon made of Napoleon's face 
in silver and gold, after the coronation, are 
there complete, and in several cases even the 
original dies are found. Men are so fond of 
scarf pins and sleeve-links of odd design, it 
has often occurred to me that if I cared for 
personal adornment it would be my first wish 
to put one of these Denon coins, with its 
sharply cut lineaments, at my throat. I must 
confers that Dan Murphy gave me this idea, 
though, to be sure, he wears a tiny gold coin 
with Bonaparte's head on it dangling from a 

Arcadiau Waukesha Water is an absolute preventive 
of any kidney disorders. 

gold chain about his neck. He is a hero 
worshiper of the first order. 

NOTHING SO DASHES our best laid 
plans to desolation as bad luck does. Schemes 
and stratagems, however admirably planned, 
avail not when misfortune rules the roost. 
Here is a story that Porter Ashe, who claims 
a malign fate as his presiding deity, will 
appreciate. Two old gamblers met after many 
years, and were talking old times in the office 
of the Russ House. The younger of the two 
said to the older: 

" Joh i, things don't seem to hive gone your 
way. " 

" They ain't, Bill," said the other. "I've 
had a powerful bad streak o' luck tluse last 
few years. " 

" How's that, old man ?" 

" Well, three years ago, you remember, 
when I was in Chicago, I had about a $10,- 
000 roll. Some fellows came in, began play- 
ing pretty fast, and by the time they quit \ 
had nothing but the layout. 
''- _* * * * 

" The boys scrapjd a few thousand up for 
me and I lit out for Denver. Things was 
good at first, but a week's bad luck broke me, 
and with another two thousand I started for 
Deadwood. It lasted a few days. Then I 
was took sick and layed up in the hospital 
for eight months. After that the boys put up 
a purse for me and I came to Californy to get 
well. Well, things looked up a bit till I 
started a speculating in land. Again I 
went busted. I'm broke now and I guess 
I'm about played out." The old man wiped 
away a tear with the sleeve of his coat. 

"Cheer up, John," returned the other. 
" You know it's a long road that|has no turn- 

" True, I've heard say," replied the old 
man shaking his head sadly. " But, Bill, I 
think I struck a circle." 

t t f 

THERE IS A CAMORRA in the Italian 
Benevolent Society, and it was the occasion 
of a lot of trouble last week in the macaroni 
belt. It seems that Cammarinos, the Greek 
Consul, was travelling toward home last 
Wednesday on a Jackson Street dummy. His 
head was in his hands, and he had the thor- 
ough aspect of woe. Frank Cartan, the Sac- 
ramento Street merchant, nudged him and 
demanded the reason in a kindly voice. 

"Ah!" murmured Cammarinos, wailing, 
"it is the Camorra ! " 

"The what?" 

"The Camorra ! " 

" What's that ? " 

" Oh, in the Italian Benevolent Society ! " 

"Heavens!" exclaimed Cartan, "you 
don't tell me so. I thought that New Orleans 
riot sickened the Dagoes of that Mafia business 
long ago." 

" Ah ! my friend, it is so terrible ! " went 
on Cammarinos wagging his head in misery 
* * * 

Cartan felt it was his duty as a public 




spirited citizen to inform the authorities at 
once, so he swung off the dummy at Stockton 
Street and hurried back toward the Old City 
Hall. O.i his way he met George R. B. 
Hayes and " Billy " Sharp, the lawyers. 

" Man ! man ! " cried Cartan breathlessly, 
" we've gjt the Mafia in our very midst ! " 

" What do you mean?" demanded Sharp. 

" It's the truth I'm telling you, and I'm on 
my way to tell Lees now. I just got the news 
of theplot from Cammarinos, and it's worse than 
the New Orleans conspiracy to kill Hennessy. 
They call themselves a Camorra, and Cam- 
marinos says it's the worst he ever saw." 

* * * 

Now, Hayes is an extremely logical man, 
and he never likes to be hot-headed. He 
suggested that perhaps Cartan wis hasty in 
his surmises, and tint the word Camorra 
might mean a k xlak or a piece of Italian 
cheese with a strong breath. Sharp said he 
had in his law office an Italian dictionary by 
tint eminent authority, Birolo, and that it 
might be a good idea to consult it on the 
question. It was agreed, and they wended 
their way up Montgomery Street. There 
the)' happened to meet Signor Gilvani, the 
musician, who solved their doubts and diffi- 
culties with the explanation that the Camorra 
in the Italian Benevolent Society w ts simply 
an alleged "ring," by which too much money 
was being spent for too little return, and that 
the word was as harmless as its ring. 

* * * 

eminently uncontrovertible, Judge Coffey's 
reputation as a wit, I am advised to go no 
further. However, I will not apologize for 
the following stories. I believe neither has 
been printed. In the Probate Court a lew 
days ago the statements of the several appeals 
in the Blythe case, submitted some weeks pre- 
viously, were brought to the attention of the 
Judge by Attorney Hart. 

"Your Honor," said that worthy, "here 
are these briefs ready to be filed as soon as 
they are passed upon. I hope this matter 
will not be allowed to drag further. It has 
gone on for years and I am getting old. In 
my life-time I should like to see the outcome 
of the case." 

"The income you mean," dryly corrected 
Judge Coffey. • 

He who undergoes the Supervisorial ordeal 
and emerges with a reputation for honesty is 
either virtuous, ambitious, or a fool. In 
which category to place Mr. Bodfi-di I can- 
not decide. He served the city faithfully and 
retired without a bank account, a double 
accusation that can never be preferred against 
Supervisor Burling. However, Mr. Bodfish 
is a lawyer and in that capacity appears at 
intervals in the Halls of Justice. Not by any 
means an impressive figure, his exterior 
adornments warrant no accusation of prosper- 
ity. However, he strives hard, and by dili- 
gence seeks to deserve the success that has 
eluded him. The date of this incident I forget, 

but Bodfis.h was trying a will case in Judge 
Coffey's Court and was there early and late. I 
believe he had it on a contingent, and was 
doing his best for his client. 

* * * 

Not very much of a best it is true, for the 
opposing attorney was making a strong 
defense and riddling his arguments. Nothing 
disconcerted Bodfish held on. His punctuality 
was almost painful, while his exertions were 
amusing. After the noon recess one day he 
founl himself in Court before the Judge, who 
passed in a few minutes later. 

" On deck, your Honor," he said with a cer- 
tain familiar deference. 

" I see," returned the Judge, softly. " But 
your client, how is he — -overboard ? " 

* * * 

THE NEW RAILROAD seems to have 
retired from public notice these past few 
weeks. My impression is that some of the 
projectors have begun to regard the problem 
before them seriously. There are few more 
engrossing occupations than running an imag- 
inary line from one point to another on a 
map. It is a different proposition, though, to 
cross the Sierras. Beckwith Pass has been 
frequently surveyed, and the cost of building 
through it has been estimated by competent 
engineers. That fraction of the distance be- 
tween San Francisco and Salt Lake will alone 
csot seven millions of dollars. This is no 
passing guess, but actual fact. Rumor has 
long ascribed to this pass the merit of being 
the easiest route through the Sierras. Over 
the Emigrant Gap survey which the Central 
Pacific follows it has certain advantages but 
one serious drawback that turns the balance 
against it. 

* * * 

On the Central, the elevation rises very 
gradually. There is no sharp ascent that 
compels heavy grades. In the Beckwith the 
approach is excellent, but there is a sudden 
acclivity that can only be overcome by a great 
deal of zig-zagging; then the best grade 
obtainable would be steeper than that of the 
Central Pacific. This fact Crocker and Hunt- 
ington knew when they set out to build 
across the Sierras. That the merits of the Beck- 
with route have since been discovered is an 

* * * 

The prominent capitalists whose names are 
identified with this enterprise, are by no 
means willing to put up the hundred thousand 
each that the dailies have so glibly talked of. 
Their adhesion goes no further than a subscrip- 
tion of one thousand dollars for the purpose 
of a survey. That done the probabilities are 
strongly against most of them adventuring 
further. The absurdity of the presumption 
that an opposition line would relieve business 
depression down town is too ridiculous to be 
held by men of sense. It is unreasonable. 
Let these people spend their money in an 
effort to find new markets for those that the 

Arcadian Waukesha Water. 

Santa F<5, the Northern and Canadian Pacifies 
have deprived us of. That is the solution of 
the problem. 

* * * 

William Graves, the new Manager of the 
North Pacific Coast Railroad, is a man of 
great euergy and force. He has already given 
the line a prominence that it never before en- 
joyed, and is exhibiting a degree of enterprise 
that will, undoubtedly, build the system up. 
The stories about his Santa Fe" backing were 
all nonsense. He is a railroad man by pro- 
fession, and is, personally, very rich. He 
owns a line out of New Orleans, be ides con- 
siderable other property in the Crescent City. 
If .any one can make the North Pacific Coast 
pay, he is the man. Never in its history has 
the road done such a business as this year. 
In Mill Valley there are fully a thousand 
campers, and the borders of Lagunitas Creek 
are lined with tents. This meanss a sub- 
stantial increase in net earnings if the other 
months are only up to the average. 

* * * 

That the Southern Pacific will ever buy the 
Donahue line is doubtful. The impression 
among railroad men who have been approached 
by Messrs. Burgin and McGlynn is that the 
road is bonded for nearly its entire value, and 
that the stock is not worth a tithe of what 
they demand. Only for some one who desired 
to control the system would the shares have a 
distinct value. There would be little pros- 
pects of paying dividends, and the conse- 
quence is the investment does not commend 
itself to able financiers. When it is absolutely 
necessary to sell the road, I have no doubt 
but that the Executors ^will abate their 
demands, and then, doubtless, tlie road will 
have a new ownership. 

* * * 

Leon Dennery. He amuses himself accord- 
ing to his lights and resources, and succeeds 
in having what is commonly known as "a 
good time." On an evening of last week said 
Denntry formed one of a group playing cards 
at Jesse Clark's establishment. The hours 
were pas-ing agreeably enough; several rounds 
of drink had been consumed and a feeling of 
genialty had begun to diffuse itself. Suddenly 
Mr. Dennery rose to go. His friends pro- 
tested that the night was yet young, and one 
of them remarked : 

"It's all right, boys. Let him depart. 
Don't you see it's near his time to treat." 

A general laugh followed, and Dennery fired 
up. He said : 

" I'll put up two dollars for every dollar a 
man in the crowd will show." 

* * * 

In the party was another young fellow 
named Bob Northrop, the son of a rich Mon- 
tana miner. He promptly met the bluff by 
producing $50, which he laid on the table. 
Dennery was game, however, and drew out 
four twenties which he placed over North rop's. 
1 Then the problem — how to spend this sum, pre- 



sen ted itself. They ordered half a dozen bot- 
tles of champagne, but that made no percepti- 
ble hole in their capital. However, they soon 
found a way, and when the last five of the 
$150 was disposed of Northup bowed to the 
bluffer and said : 

" Dennery, the same to-morrow night if 
you feel like it." 

"All right," was the answer, "I'll meet 

But that was all the defiance came to. Mr. 
Dennery is careful, however, to indulge in no 
more bluffs. 

* * * 

IN HORSE CIRCLES they are telling an 
amusing story about how Danny Needham, 
thepugilist, "bluffed" editor Tom Flynu, ofthe 
Gasp. Tom is a good deal of an athlete, and 
at one time was a devout oarsman. With 
increasing wealth and the Street Department 
incumbency of his friend Gilleran, he has 
gone in for riding. On a fine black charger 
he canters through the Park, and speculates 
on his twin importance as capitalist and jour- 
nalist. One night, in a gathering of sports, 
Tom alluded to the fine breeding and speed of 
his horse. Mr. Needham, a member of the 
group, smiled sarcastically, and remarked that 
he had a horse he would be willing to run 
against Tom's for an inch or five miles. 

" I'll put up money on him, too," he de- 

The idea of a "pug" owning a fast horse 
struck Mr. Flyun as amusing and he inquired 
ironically the kind of plug it was. 

" Never mind, Tom, I'm willin' to back it 
agin your swell horse for any amount," was 
the reply. 

* * * 

Tom hesitated and was lost. The ' ' bluff ' ' 

"I'm not racing me horse against anny 
animal I've never seen," he said. 

The crowd burst into a hearty laugh, for 
Needham's steed is notoriously an old and 
broken-winded jade whose best pace is not 
over six miles an hour. 

* * * 

not now known to exist is discovered, the new 
Australian ballot system, which is to be 
enforced this year for the first time, will 
sound the death knell of the "piece" clubs. 
These institutions have long been a source of 
unending trouble to candidates, and there 
will undoubtedly be general rejoicing to see the 
last of them. For many years the only thing 
necessary to be done in this town to effectually 
rob the nominees of any ticket was to organize 
a "club" and send around for money. The 
more red-nosed, rum-soaked vagabonds there 
were on the roll ofthe "club," the more 
money demanded. In times past few candi- 
dates have had the courage to repudiate the 
"piece" clubs. As a general proposition, it 
has seemed better to placate them with a few 
dollars than to engage their active hostility, 
as would be done by refusing to submit to the 
blackmail. Thousands of dollars have been 

wasted in every campaign nullifying the 
influence of these organizations, until candi- 
dates for Sheriff, Assessor, and other lucrative 
offices have long since come to calculate the 
tribute thus exacted as one of the legitimate 
expenses of the canvass. 

* * * 

But the new ballot law knocks them cold, 
Not only that, it knocks the drunken ticket 
peddlers cold also. These latter excrescences, 
absolutely necessary under the old system, 
have cost each party, on every election day at 
least $2000, to say nothing of the value of 
the printed material they tear up at the end of 
their labors. The "piece" clubs are no 
longer feasible because the split tickets they 
pretend to nominate and support cannot be 
voted. The "Independent Taxpayers' " party 
of Mr. Patrick Dolan, and the " Citizens' " 
party of " Dr." O'Donnell can now only get 
into the ballot-boxes by having the names of 
their nominess printed on the official ballot. 
The new law provides that the Secretary of 
State shall print the State ticket, and the 
Registrar of Voters the municipal ticket, both 
at the public expense. There are two ways 
only in which to get a name on these tickets. 

* * * 

One is by being the nominee of a political 
party which cast three per cent of the total 
vote at the last election, and the other is by 
procuring the sworn signatures of five per 
cent of the bona fide electors on the precinct 
registers. In the State but three parties are 
eligible to places on the ticket this year, viz.: 
the Republican, Democratic, and Prohibition 
parties. The first-named polled forty-nine 
and one-half per cent of the total vote two 
years ago, the Democrats forty-six and one- 
half per cent, and the Prohibitionists about 
four per cent. If any other State party 
desires to get its nominee on the official ticket 
it must procure a petition signed by five per 
cent of the electors. The number of electors 
was 252,533. The petition would, therefore, 
have to bear about 13,000 sworn signatures. 

* * * 

In this city the two principal political 
parties and the Reform Democracy are en- 
titled to places on the official ballot, each hav- 
ing cast over three per cent of the vote two 
years ago. Anybody else will have to 
raise a petition containing 3000 names. " Dr." 
O'Donnell, who intends to run for Mayor 
again, claims that personally he is entitled to 
have his name go ou because he polled 15,000 
votes two years ago. Perhaps a liberal con- 
struction of the law would admit him, but, 
however that may be, it is quite certain that 
the Doctor will have to go it alone. He can- 
not organize his " piece " club into a conven- 
tion and make the nominees of his ticket pay 
the expenses as of yore. Probably when he 
pays his own expenses for a campaign or two 
he may not think it is quite so much fun to 
run for Mayor. But, at any rate, ' ' piece ' ' 
clubs in the old form are done for. The dis- 
sipated politicians who organize them never 
can afford to pay the expenses of procuring a 
petition with 3000 names, atid no convention 

that they could create would come anywhere 
near polling 1800 votes, the number required. 
The rum-soaked ticket peddler is disposed of 
by the fact that there are no tickets to peddle. 
Moreover, no man is permitted to solicit votes 
or interfere in any way with voters within 100 
feet of the polls. Thus the entire collection 
of blackmailing devices — "piece" clubs, 
ticket peddlers, and vote buyers — are swept 
away at one fell swoop. Immediately after 
election day, I expect, the politicians will set 
up a more, than usually agonizing howl about 
the dismal "failure" ofthe Australian sys- 
tem. They will hardly be able to withstand 
in silence the fatal blow they are destined to 

* * * 

by the marvelous feats of Professor Leonard, of 
whom I wrote last week. In comparison with 
him, Bishop, Tyndall, and the rest are the 
merest tyros. What he achieves cannot be ex- 
plained, save by admitting he possesses a brain 
of extraordinary capacity. His power of mind- 
reading is extraordinary. Here is a test he 
gave me a few evenings ago: On each of 
three leaves that I tore out of my pocketbook 
I wrote five lines of figures — 167 numbers in 
all. These I folded up separately, marked, 
and placed in different pockets. When I had 
finished, Professor Leonard returned to the 
room and seated himself opposite me. I gave 
him the papers and he touched them, one after 
another, to his forehead. He returned them, 
and I replaced each whence I had taken it. 
This was all done in the space of a few min- 
utes. He seemed then to concentrate his 
attention, and, after a short interval of silence, 
turned over to me a blank sheet of paper. 

* * * 

One after another, as quickly as I could put 
them down, and in the same order, he dictated 
the figures I had written on the slips that 
were then in my pockets. When he had 
finished I compared them, and found he had 
made two mistakes in the first, and two in the 
third, and in the second two figures were 
missing. He had given me correctly, there- 
fore, 161 out of the 167. How far this per- 
formance transcends the feats ordinarily given 
by mind-readers, these who are interested in 
the subject know best. Even if he could 
have opened the slips, which were very tightly- 
folded, it would have been impossible to have 
remembered, in their exact order, so many 
numbers. Another marvelous feat I saw him 
perform was to select from three slips of paper 
tightly folded, one cn which was written the 
name of a dead man. On the other two were 
the names of two individuals still in the flesh. 
He also read off the names. This was done 
in a restaurant on Geary Street, and there was 
no possibility of collusion. 

* * * 

In alluding to the marvelous powers of this 
gentleman I make no apology. Though a 
young man he is very wealthy, owns a great 
deal of real estate in Chicago, and was for 
some time in the Government service. Though 



aware of his extraordinary powers, he has no 
pretensions, and performs his feats without 
any exertion or display. 

* * * 

gone to Europe with her pretty children. How 
well I remember her as a sunny-haired child, 
playing on Pine Street, innocent and free- 
hearted. The last time she went to Paris was 
in 1888, and her young husband, Mr. Martin, 
was with her. He was a keen purchaser of 
Australian wools, and he made big deals in 
London every November on account of his 
knowledge. He had a thirty-thousand-acre 
ranch in northwestern Montana, where he 
raised sheep. During the six years in which 
he speculated in the London market on foreign 
wool, he never lost a cent, but on the contrary 
made thousands of dollars. His last venture 
there was in November, 1888, and he cleared 
nearly $60,000, it is said. 

* * * 

Martin was singularly conscientious, and 
though lucky in all his ventures, he never 
forgot that he was a Puritan by descent and 
education. In Europe he had found a crucifix 
worked in silver, and of marvelous beauty. 
This he declared at the New York custom- 
house, with all the honesty of a patriotic 

"But," said the Irish Catholic custom- 
house officer, "this, sorr, is an Object of 
Religion. I cannot imagine, sorr, that you 
would think to pay dooty on this holy piece." 

" It cost me ninety dollars at a bargain," 
replied the imperturbable Martin, " and this 
is a question of my catching the train at the 
Grand Central Depot, and not a matter of 
religious controversy." 

* * * 

Martin's death was a tragedy, and so ter- 
rible that it has almost destroyed the li f e of 
his widow. He was on his way from Dillon 
a year ago last winter, to reach his ranch in 
Northern Montana. A blizzard came on and 
excited the attack of pneumonia which was 
already in its incipiency. Martin realized 
that the case was serious, and seated in the 
back of the sleigh, loaded the furs across his 
chest, begging the driver to hurl the horses at 
full speed toward the nearest hou e. There 
were ten miles to go, and in the driving 
snowflakes the horses never stopped. Finally 
a light was reached, and the sleigh drew up 
at a wayside house. They pulled away the 
furs from Martin's shoulders, but he was 

* * * 

Mrs. Martin, as a young girl, was with her 
father, General Colton, when he met with the 
injury that caused his death, and here is a bit 
of history that has never been given. A 
morbid demand for sensation called for the 
suggestion by salacious newspapers that there 
was a scandal involved. This was put so 
strongly, that it demanded even the contra- 
diction of the family in a public card, and Dr. 
Keeny, the physician, found it necessary to 
add his certificate. The assertion made by 

scandal mongers was to the effect that the 
pretty daughter of Laura D. Fair had been the 
cause of a stabbing done by her mother, in 
the latter's boarding house on McAllister 
Street, at night. 

* * * 

Now, General Colton had been spending 
several weeks at his Mount Diablo ranch, at 
the time of his sudden illness, and the cause 
was well known to his family, though they 
were too proud for many months to tell their 
own side of the case. Colton was always 
well fed and had a heavy paunch. He was 
fond of riding; a horse was his first delight. 
As a stage driver in "Shasta, it is said that he 
would have eight raw mustangs, that had 
never known a trace, swung into his stage, to 
carry it over the most dangerous grades. By 
a snap of his whip he would keep the eight 
untamed animals together, however stormy 
the night might be, or however hard the 
creeks might drive. At the Monte Diablo 
ranch, he and his daughter Carrie (who 
became Mrs. Martin), were fierce riders, and 
they cared not how untamable were the beasts 
they tried. It was on a desperate occasion 
that the big-hearted father and golden-haired 
daughter started for a race. She tore down 
dale and up hill till the whole world seemed 
to spin round them. 

* * * 

Colton's horse gave a sudden halt, and the 
vSpanish pummel dug itself deep into his 
groin. He groaned with agony, and almost 
fell fainting in the saddle. The little daughter 
led her horse and his homeward, supoorting 
him as they went with her shoulder. From 
that time he was on his death-bed. They 
removed him to the mansion on Nob Hill, 
and had the best surgical aid, but for no avail. 
This is the real history of General Colton's 
death, and it is from eye-witnesses. 

* * * 

I know of few actors more cordially de- 
tested by their subordinates than Richard 
Mansfield. Artist as he is', energetic, labori- 
ous, capable, his egotism is profound, and his 
indifference to the comfort or convenience of 
others unique. He has also a celebrated 
knack of juggling with the properties of the 
particular temple of Thespis he happens to be 
temporarily installed in, that has earned him 
the hatred of a hundred stage-managers. 
Here is a little story that Frank Daniels brings 
to town. He opened in Sacramento the night 

following Mansfield's departure. His dress- 
ing-room and the wings were pervaded by a 
strong and most objectionable odor of chloride 
of lime. He sent for the manager, and after 
sundry profane ejaculations he asked: 

" What's dead or dying round here that the 
whole place smells of lime. It's sickening." 

"Nothing dead or dying, sir," was the an- 
swer, "but Mr. Mansfield has just left us." 

* * * 

An interesting commentary on the methods 
of San Francisco foundrymen is furnished 
by the awarding of the machinery contract 
for the packing works at Baden to a Chicago 
firm. The several San Francisco establish- 
ments were invited to make estimates on the 
specifications. When their bids were in, cer- 
tain Illinois firms were asked to compete. 
The result was astonishing. The highest 
Chicago bid was fifteen per cent lower than 
the lowest received from San Francisco, that 
with freight charges added. A large amount 
of money was involved and it was certainly 
the desire of Swift and Armour to award this 
particular contract to some local concern. 
Such is the suicidal policy of our foundry- 
men. Is it any wonder there is depression in 
a town where such stupidity prevails ? 

* * * 

Ax anxious, eager, hungry public is wait- 
ing with bated breath to learn the exact age 
of the Call's press, and the Report is neglect- 
ing its duty in not relieving this general 
anxiety. It is generally understood that the 
Report gained its reputation for giving the 
news on its enterprise in publishing, before 
any of its contemporaries, the precise date on 
which the press was purchased. 

I have several times had the pleasure of ex- 
tending to the Examiner my congratulations 
for its efforts on special occasions. Its con- 
vention reports certainly deserve a compli- 
ment. They were admirable and had the 
peculiarity of being both copious and readable. 
Perhaps I did not agree entirely with Mr. 
William's conclusions but it must be admitted 
his correspondence was first-class. It shows 
thi advantage of employing a capable journal- 
ist even if he does cost more than a hack. With 
Williams on the happenings and Gath on the 
ethics of the convention, the Examiner's 
readers had nothing to complain of. 

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Tammany's dirty plate with the pres- 


If good sense, good taste and intelligent 
patriotism were common things, not the Lord 
himself (who is, as is well-known, a Republi- 
can) could prevent the Democrats from carry- 
ing every State in the Union this trip. And, 
if the average man were not the determined 
dolt that he is, no other agency would con- 
tribute so greatly to that result as the Repub- 
lican press. The party, as it finds expression 
through its newspapers, appears to have lost 
its conscience and, what is of more impor- 
tance, its brains. 

The organs hope for the election of Har- 
rison. But on what grounds ? Because of his 
personal merits, the principles and deeds and 
promises of the party ? Seemingly these 
reasons figure but slightly in the editorial 
calculations. The chief dependence is on 

Witness the manner in which the local 
organs have received the attack which the 
Rev. Mr. Dixon made on Tammany from his 
New York pulpit on Sunday last. The 
preacher freed the neck of his vocabulary 
from the chain of restraint, and taking Tam- 
many by the wattles shook it regardless. 
These are some of Tammany's qualities, 
according to Brother Dixon, with whom I 
agree : 

" With its greed and cnnWBg and power it is the one deadly 
octopus that is poisoning the social and political life of this 
city, and through this metropolis the Nation. It is the most 
poweiful coterie of organized criminals that ever dominated 
the life of any civilization. It makes and unmakes judges and 
juries. It feeds and breeds on vice and crime. With its merci- 
less iron heel it crushes the weak, intimidates the half-hearted 
and defies the strong. It is the one withering, Masting curse 
of our city's life, damning with the hot breath of corruption 
and dishonor every ramification of our bitly politic. I, ike a 
festering cancer it is literally eating the heart out of the honor 
of our ambitious young men. * * I warn the national Democ- 
racy that Tammauv is a load that it cannot carry I" 

The organs, however, drawn by this allur- 
ing picture, are of the opinion that Tammany 
is a load that the Republican party can carry 
and be glad of the privilege at that. They 
exultantly coincide with Brother Dixon's opin- 
ion that Tammany will not support Cleveland 
— which means, of course, that it will sup- 
port Harrison — and the organs, speaking foi 
their party, are more than willing that the 
Republican party should accept the Presi- 
dency at Tammany's clean hands. They 
clamor exultantly that Tamman\- hates Cleve- 
land — that he will be beaten, not for his sins, 
but for his virtues. 

There are still many men in the Republican 
party who hold to the ordinary civilized stan- 
dard of morality, in politics and otherwise, 
and whose partisanship does not deprive them 
of self-respect. One cannot but think that 
these men do not share the joy of the 
organs at the prospect of a Tammany- 
given victory — Tammany, with party treach- 
ery added to the list of its charms enumerated 
by Brother Dixon. It will occur to the politi- 
cally undepraved mind that a candidate whom 
Tammany detests ought to be a pretty good 
candidate for decent men to stand by. 

This consideration, to which the able organs 
are blind, will, I think, induce such a vote by 
rational and dirt-abhorring Republican' citi- 
zens in the State where Tammany is best 
known, as may compensate the Democracy 
for the ballots cast by Tammany offal for 
the candidate of the party which once 
was given to bragging of its monoply 
of all the moral ideas, patriotism, and 
respectability going. For the sake of keeping 

the American Presidency out of the gift of 
the slums and criminals of New York City — 
where the intelligent organs are praying it may 
be thrown — let us hope so, anyway. 

If there be anything besides a stampede of 
Tammany to the Republicans tint will beat 
the Democracy it will be the cowardice of the 
Democracy's leaders and press. It is yet too 
early in the fight to know whether they will 
manifest again the craven stupidity which 
marked their course from 1S80 up to 188S. 1 
Conkling sprung the tariff issue on poor Han- 
cock, and he, yielding to the pressure of the 
frightened practical politicians — always fools in 
their narrowness — wrote letters designed to 
take the life out of the tariff for revenue only 
plank of the platform. Four years ago the 
marching hosts of the witless tramped through 
the streets of every city of this tariff-robbed 
country chanting, "Don't, don t, don't be 
afraid; tariff reform is not free trade ! " Now 
the party is back to the platform of 1880 once 
more, but will it stand to its guns?. Until the 1 
Democracy has the sense not to be afraid of j 
free trade it will deserve to be floored. " When ! 
the Democratic part) - ," wrote wise old Tilden, 
"has the courage to be Democratic it will) 
begin to win victories." In its pretense — out 
of fear of offending the deluded workingman, 
who is an ass — that its proposals to reform the 
tariff do not contemplate the obliteration of 
protection, it is false to its own logic. Every 
argument in support of the Mills' bill four 
years back was borrowed from the fiee-trader, 
and this is true also of every argument against 
the McKinley law. The very platform re- 
ported from the committee to the Chicago Con- 
vention the other day granted the main 
contention of the Republicans — that the tariff 
makes wages higher in this country than in 
Europe. The action of the convention in 
repudiating that idiotic concession to the 
laughing enemy has scared both parties. The 
timid Democrats fear for the effect upon the 
wage-earner, and the Republicans are horrified 
lest the Democracy shall have the intelligence 
and courage to own up to the truth of the 
venerable Republican taunt, that tariff reform 
does mean free trade, and offer battle in dead 
earnest on that line. 

Free trade ! Lord save us, why not ? What 
better reason in justice can be offered for the 
Government paying bounties to " encourage " 
men to raise sugar, make tin plate, breeches 
or nightcaps for both sexes than for it to pay 
me a bounty to write this article for Tin: 
Wave? I am content to take only what it is 
worth — the price that Tin; Wave is willing to 
pay me — and I deny the right, though I must 
submit to the power of my fellow citizens, to 
compel me to give a cent of what I thus hon- 
estly earn to the breeches and nightcap maker 
in reward for his industry, which is neither 
more useful nor honorable than the trade of 

Protection, as the honest, amended Chicago 

platfonn says, is a fraud. It hasn't a leg to 
stand on. 

Does it ' ' fester home industry ? ' The trusts, 
with their factories closed to limit the output 
and force up prices, furnish the answer. 

Does it benefit the consumer ? The trusts 
products selling iu Canada and free-trade Eng- 
land for much less than in the United States, 
furnish the answer. 

Does it keep up wages ? Mr. Carnegie and 
his brethren of the Iron and Steel Trust have 
furnished the answer by reducing wages from 
fifteen to fifty per cent on one of the pet in- 
dustries of the McKinley bill. 

Protection does divert capital and enterprise 
from natural channels by offering bribes, and 
congests some avenues at the expense of 
others. It does raise the cost of living. It 
does make fortunes for a few at the expense 
of all. Moreover, it corrupts and degrades 
politics; it accounts for the descent of the Re- 
publican party to the level on which it now 
stands, meanly hoping to be the beneficiary 
of Tammany's hatred of an honest man. It 
makes of the Federal government a mere ap- 
portioner of favors to scramblers for licenses 
to steal, who stretch forth one hand to clutch 
the license from Congress and extend a con- 
tribution to the Republican campaign fund in 
the other. It has retired the Republican party 
from the sort of politics in which an American 
can take any pride, and caused that party to be- 
come a mere hanger-on of the trusts and other 
tariff fattened interests. It is robbing and 
rotting the Republic. 

Free trade, indeed ! If the Democracy had 
a good backbone and a brain to fit the situa- 
tion it would no more palter with such an 
issue than a man going into a fight with a 
highwayman would hesitate to pick up a pis- 
tol that chance had thrown in the road at his 

What will the Democracy do, though ? I 
don't know, and I don't particularly care; but 
w r hat I should like to see it do a few years 
from now, if it shall win on its tariff for reve- 
nue only platform, would be to come out 
squarely for absolute free trade, the aboli- 
tion of all custom houses, and the impo- 
sition of direct taxes only lor the support 
of the government. There would be no 
shady nooks for tariff thieves and others 
of flie respectable classes to hide in under a 
really Democratic policy like that. 

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Not for some years have there been repre- 
sentations of the opera of Sunny Spain in our J 
midst. It will be remembered the last per- 
formances were given by a company hailing 
from the City of Mexico. Calling to mind 
that company brings up bitter memories of its 
having set the fashion of producing opera at j 
the Orpheum which has never failed to end in ! 
a piteous way financially. As there never! 
was a beginning to the artistic side of the 
enterprises exploded in that house it is useless 
to recall the efforts. Spanish residents ex- 
cused the last disturbers of our blissful indif- 
ference to Spanish opera on the ground that 
the company was made up of Mexican Indians 
chiefly. They may as well explain that the 
present company is original Aztec at once, it 
will save the indispensable worry of theorizing 
in this case. 

After listening to one act of an alleged 
Spanish Opera done by a company from Mex- 
ico, it is possible to believe in hecatombs of 
miracles and appreciate the healthful spiiit of 
rebellion said to be ever gently simmering in 
the Sister Republic. In every note there 
lurks a conspiracy against all the dull con- 
ventions of decent singing. Things as they 
ought to be are ineligible for any kind of 
favor it appears. The tunes are used by the 
vocalists as stalking-horses from behind whose 
fatty structure they shoot merciless volley 
into the helpless and paralyzed ears of the 

"La Tempestad " by Chapy, and " Camp- 
anone," by Mazza, two operas given in the per- 
fectly respectable, but guerilla style of the 
Orpheum Company might serve as two of the 
fullest collections of phrases familiar for the last 
fifty years. Bordogni, Panofka, Concone, a 
finale or two from Rossini and Donizetti — these 
are the composers most faithfully reproduced. 
Without distressing himself, a musician with 
the aid of the composers mentioned might fit 
out an opera of the Tempestadse-Campanon 
kind every twenty minutes. These works are 
written in the vein gifted amateurs are aban- 
doned to — a severe attack of reminiscence 
and inspiration followed an unslakeable thirst 
for compliments dragged from -the unwary — 
these are the symptoms. Intermixed with 
the tunes a periphrastic conjugation took 
place resulting in high-spiced terrors of a peri- 
odical kind. So much of it all at once would 
give nervous prostration to any but the south- 
ern people who, it seems, take their tragics in 
a thoroughly digestive way. 

Of the two operas, "La Tempestad" was, per- 
haps, the most resolutely surprising. Roberto 
was a perpetual astonishment. The songstress 
who personated the character, displayed lordly 
proportions, and a costume so fitting that the 
interest was more than general. The realism 
of the artiste's presence became heroic, almost 
painfully so. An undersized tenor quailed 
and shrieked whenever Roberto appeared, and 
no one wondered, while Roberto's presence 
was the signal for a shower of very painful 
screamlets from a suffering damsel named 
Angela. When the scene showed a bed with 
mosquito curtains somewhat smirched, and a 
general suggestion of failure to provide soap 
and water, the house was not surprised to see 
the bass disguised as an aged man, in an aged 
state of cleanliness, part the curtains, in an 
analytic way, and dispose himself without the 
formality of removing any garment whatso- 
ever. This is probably the custom of the 
country. The appearance of the tenor and his 
succession of shrieks, grown commonplace by 

now, hardly caused comment, it was left for 
the steam piano chirping and twittering of 
Roberto to fill the cup of surprises to over- 

It will be nothing less than expected if a 
plague of ague and catarrh seizes upon the 
entire theatre-going population of the city, 
should the company put into action its adver- 
tised repertoire of fifty operas. Let loose in 
the City Hall the united tremolo of the com- 
pany would shatter every window in it. The 
voices have become tremolos — music has re- 
tired to the upper air, leaving the din at the 
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And several magnificent pictures have 
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day thereof. They have no cohesiveness; and 
when one of them is down, no one will seek 
to assist him. When Chadboume & Co. 
were in the midst of their labor troubles, 
their competitors saw a chance for personal 
benefit, and when the striking employers left 
the embarrassed firm, they were taken to the 
bosoms of the other furniture dealers, where 
they will breed vipers. Chadboume is in 
a position to express his enjoyment when that 
time comes. 


The wage-earner of the Pacific Coast is 
threatened again; a new danger rises before 
him, pointing the way to poveity and the 
almshouse. Against the evil, the Walking 
Delegate and the Union Roarer are alike pow- 
erless; boycott and intimidation are without 
avail. The Federated Trades is unable to 
cope with the difficulty, and the working man, 
whom Ambrose Bierce honors — and avoids — is 
in a bad way. The trouble is this : The 
unheavened Chinese, who labor for wages so ■ 
low that a white man could not buy his morn- 
ing cocktail on their week's earnings, have 
driven manufacturing from the slope; the 
accursed Asiatic, whose wants are satisfied on 
seven cents a day, has caused the closing of 
the cigar, shoe, and clothing factories of Cali- 
fornia, to the unspeakable hurt of the white 
brethren. And how has the dirty, non-union, 
low-waged Chinese done this? The vellum- 
faced alien has had the audacity to do it by 
the very method through which his white 
haters have driven nearly every other indus- 
try from our State; he has demanded higher 
wages ! The work that was performed by the 
loathsome Celestial in California is now done 
by the followers of Tammany roosting and 
roasting in the tenement houses of New York. 
We cannot get up an exclusion act against the 
tenement workers of the East. 

This is all on the statement of Mr. Alfred 
Fuhrman, who is President, I believe, of the 
Brewers' Union, and whose connection with 
the dislocation of a brewery boycott is very 
much beyond suspicion. You will notice the 
force of his logic; he stands in the position that 
Bottom always occupies when he talks on 
anything but his shuttle and loom. First, 
the Chinese killed the Coast by working for 
starvation wages; then they ruin all by 
demanding high salaries. If the city had the 
good fortune to have Mr. Fuhrman talk to 
thinking men, his utterances would be laugh- 
able; but, unhappily, he talks to people who 
ate probably as ignorant as he is, and his 
remarks are provocative of ill-feeling, discon- 
tent, and discomfort. Still, I hardly think it 
would pay to gag him. 

To such men are we indebted for the posi- 
tion of California in the commercial world; 
but not entirely. The business man is also 
to blame. He never rises above self; never 
sees farther than his own door, and is afraid 
to think for next week, as collection day is 
there; for him, sufficient for the evil is the 


The Republican party will be defeated in 
November. Its leaders, those whose desper- 
ate exertions in 1888 made Mr. Harrison's 
election possible, have been snubbed, and are 
sulking in their tents; General Clarkson has 
been superseded on the National Committee, 
and the Chairmanship has been bestowed on 
one whose only merit for the place is the Presi- 
dential favor; Piatt has retired; Quay is enjoy- 
ing the repose of one who knows his inactivity 
will work injury to his former friends; and 
East and West and North there is seen an 
apathy that must be discouraging to the occu- 
pant of the White House, and that presages 
victory for the Democracy. But a greater 
force than the pique of its leaders is working 
the disintegration of the War Tariff party. 
The McKinley tax is eating its very heart out 
and causing a defection compared with which 
the Mugwump break was of slight importance. 
The backbone of the Republican party, the 
business men, nearly all of whom are import- 
ers of one article or another, are affected and 
discouraged. The McKinley tax, that pro- 
tects the big manufacturers with a wall of 
stone, and all others with a rope of sand, has 
increased the price of their commodities with- 
out raising the wages of consumers or produc- 
ing more customers. For the past two years 
business has been unusually dull; stagnation 
has characterized every branch of industry; 
strikes have not decreased ; the battle for 
better pay has raged as fiercely since the pas- 
sage of the bill as before, and everywhere are 
evident the effects of this tariff that protects 
only those rich enough to protect themselves 
by grinding trusts. 

The business man has learned his lesson in 
the past two years. What promised to be for 
him money-making legislation has proved 
the reverse; he may have a greater profit on 
some of the articles he sells, but he receives 
fewer orders than he did before; he can carry 
a better class of goods, but the people cannot 
afford to buy them, and he is touched just 
where his political intelligence is the keenest, 
in the pocket-book. It is no wonder, there- 
fore, that he has determined to desert a party 
that has made the fatal mistake of protecting 
a few at the expense of the many; that thrust 
a measure on the people that is as iniquitous 
as any that ever caused a revolution; that 
makes rich a few contributors to the political 
campaign fund, and that impoverishes the 

The cry of ' ' free trade ' ' has ceased to 
frighten thinking men; it sends no more 

voters into the party of the war tariff; those 
who understand it will vote with the Demo- 
cratic party as the only means of finding a 
relief from a measure that is bringing business 
to a standstill, destroying confidence, in our 
securities, and costing the country millions of 


If the California Traffic Association really 
desire to do something for the trade of San 
Francisco, why does it not prepare a manifesto 
in favor of abolishing the harbor charges 
which now practically interdict commerce ? 
Upon the water front there are two monopolies 
that lay a heavy hand on every ship that 
enters this port. They make the cost of enter- 
ing and leaving so great that shipmasters 
bring here only such freight as will pay an 
enormous profit. They cause San Francisco 
to be considered all over the world as the most 
expensive harbor on earth. They are the tow- 
boats and the pilots. 

I venture to say that nowhere on the globe 
would two such greedy combinations be toler- 
ated. At every session of the Legislature 
attempts are made to break them up, but regu- 
larly they raise a "sack" and "convince" a 
sufficient number of Senators and Assembly- 
men to defeat the movement. It came out 
last year that they paid the Faylor combine 

The charges of pilots are thirty per cent 
higher than they should be, and those of the 
tugboats fifty per cent. Even though a ship 
may be navigated by a master who has served 
all his life as a pilot in San Francisco harbor, 
she cannot enter here without paying pilotage 
rates to the pirate who first sights her. And 
at every moment of her history, after the tow- 
boat captain has skinned her, and while she 
lies at the wharf, someone wrings a fee out of 

This should all be changed, and changed 
immediately. If our Legislature were to 
exempt from taxation all ships registered at 
this port for a period of twenty years, as has 
been done in New York, and should reduce 
the harbor charges one-half, there could not 
fail to be an immediate revival of trade. The 
interior is all right. San Francisco is eclipsed 
simply because she has not sense enough to 
grasp the difficulty at the right end. 

There is little hope for a seaport town 
which tolerates such a combination of tow- 
boats and pilots. The Traffic Association 
ought to make an end of them at once. They 
are crushing the very life out of the ocean 
commerce of San Francisco. 

The adherents of "King" McManus and 
"Pretender" Welsh have doubtless learned 
that discussion is the better part of valor. 

* * * 

What a terrible mistake the weather clerk 
made when he turned the rain-cock on Chicago. 
He was under the impression that the Demo- 
cratic convention was a Prohibition gathering. 



Dear Miss Matilda: — They were married. 
Though together, they lived apart. Then love 
came — in the last chapter — and with it the 
happiness they had so lon^ yearned for. 
There you have, in a few words, the plots of 
two books. One is by the* great Hungarian, 
Maurus Jokai; the other by an American who 
rejoices in the patronymic of Bogy — Lewis 
Vital Bogy. The first is a swinging romance, 
full of vitality and color. Its dramatis per- 
sona: are strange types; their life is novel — the 
situations and complications are invested with 
the interest of originality. The second is 
the pretentious effort of a space-writer who 
knows little English and less of construc- 
tion. Its plot is commonplace ; the 
characters conventional. One book has the 
tone, depth, and finish, the glow and power 
that one finds in the pictures of a great 
painter; the other is shallow, garish, crude — 
the raw landscapes of a tenth-rate artist. 

Those of us who are fond of prating about 
the purity of European politics should read 
this description of the election in an Hun- 
garian village, with which Dr. Dumany's 
story opens. The contest is between the ad- 
herents of the Clerical, National-Conservative 
party and the Ponslavonic- Liberal- Reform 
party. It reminds one of a Republican 
primary. The choice methods to which 
Americans resort for the purpose of obtaining 
votes are the same as those that find favor in 
Austria. The candidates invest in large 
quantities of liquor; they pay money for the 
support of their constituents; it is true they 
are averse to voting graveyards, though they 
do not hesitate to record the preference 
of a deceased elector. They are full of the same 
wily schemes to secure popular approval that 
an aspirant for Supervisorial honors resorts to. 
All these did Dr. Dumany do, but, though 
he won, his election was declared illegal and he 
had disappointment for his exertions. But that 
is only an episode; one becomes deeply inter- 
ested when Uncle Diogenes is introduced— 
he whose long and thick white hair reaches 
to the centre of his back, and his long, un- 
trimmed beard, flowing to his gridle, is the 
color of hemp. What peculiarities he has; he 
spends nothing and invests not a cent of his 
huge income. His huge castle is full of 
strange curios, rare antiques, superb silver- 
ware. He has a chest full of gold pieces and 
reed, full of paper money. To all these ac- 
cumulations is Dr. Dumany heir. 

There is Siegfried, Count of Vernoczy, who 
with his aunt and lovely cousins live in a mag- 
nificent chateau surrounded by 10,000 acres of 
forest. Their manner towards the suddenly 
enriched Doctor is full of interest; one re- 
alizes their intense pride of birth; the c ultiva- 
tion of their manners, the peculiarity of their 
point of view. From the bright, crisp dia- 
logue that they exchange opinions in, Ameri- 
can novelists might well learn lessons. There 
are no dull pages, and, as the plot unfolds, it 
is quite out of the question to release the vol- 

ume until Countess Flamma declares her love 
\ for the man who is tricked into marrying her. 

Contrast the method of this artist with Mr. 
Bogy's sketch of the common man, who, from 
; a tramp, becomes a millionaire, marries the 
lovely daughter of a Southern gentleman, by 
the expenditure of so much gold. Together 
they live, but between them an abyss yawns. 
He interests himself in his iron work, she in 
society, but in their estrangement she learns to 
I love him. He loses his fortune, she falls into 
his arms 

It is not difficult in America, where the very 
strong, rough type abounds, to conceive just 
such a man as John Greystone. He has the 
capacity, the power, the relentless energy that 
; in far Western communities bring men to the 
j front. He is hard, obdurate, and yet tender 
and chivalrous, but to depict him correctly, an 
j infinity of art is required. Strong char- 
I acter demands a strong portrait painter, 
i No mere dabbler in colors can set forth an 
individual who has uncommon qualities. It 
is only by an infinity of shading that traits are 
made to stand out; dexterity of construction, 
compactness of plot, are essentials. This book 
is poor, and very imperfect. 

Not since "The White Company," by 
Coran Doyle, appeared have I read a book in 
the style of " The Story of Francis Cludde." 
It, too, is a narrative of adventure by flood 
and field. There is plotting and counter- 
plotting, hair-breadth escapes, and hand-to- 
hand combats. The hero is as brave as Bayard, 
and as rash as Cawr de Lion. He defies Stephen 
Gardiner, the Prime Minister of Queen 
Mary, and aids the lovely and high-spirited 
Duchess of Suffolk to escape from the mach- 
inations of that subtle and unscrupulous 
statesman. The story of the flight through 
the Netherlands pursued by Clarence, the 
episode in Santou where Francis holds the 
gate against the populace, and his pardon by 
the Duke of Cleres, are exciting incidents told 
with spirit. It is really a story for boys, yet it 
is written in good English and with so much 
vivacity that it carries one along. That it 
ends in the happy marriage of the young hero 
and the lovely Petronilla, it is unnecessary to 
say. Domestic happiness is the fair reward of 
so much boldness, such courage and audacity 
as Francis Cludde exhibits. 

" Stolen Steps," published by Lippincott's, is 
the most atrocious rubbish that has come into 
my hand this season. It is inexeusable from a 
variety of standpoints, and the raison d'etre of 
its existence is, to me, the deepest of mysteries. 
It is raw, crude, stupid. It is a miracle of 
misconstruction; the dramatis persona: are re- 
diculously unreal; the set of heroines are 
preposterous; the heroes bores; the embroglio 
as clumsy as it is uninteresting. How is it 
possible that business men print such con- 
temptible stuff? Bierce's book went the 
rounds of the publishers and was returned to 
him, yet the stories were both powerful and 
original. " Stolen Steps " is beneath notice, 
and yet it is given to the world by one of the 
most prominent firms in the country. The 
inconsistency is apalling. By the way, 

I hear another volume by the gifted 
author of "Soldiers and Civilians," is 
soon to be given to the world. " Bee- 
tles in Amber" is the title, and it con- 
tains a few of the gems of invective in verse 
and prose, gathered from the weekly output 
of our great satirist. I am afraid my dear 
friend Colonel Irish will have no special rea- 
son to rejoice when the new book appears. 
Hard as it is to be pilloried in a journal, it is 
cruel to be handed down to a more permanent 
form of infamy between boards. I hope to be 
able to tell you about Zola's new book next 
week. Until then, Oracle, K. B. 


"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Maurus Jokai. Th<-' 
Cassell Publishing Co. For sale Wm. Doxey. 

"A Common Man," by Lewis Vital Bogy. F. and J. 
Schulte & Co., publishers. For sale S. F. News Co. 

"The Story of Francis Cludde," by S. J. Weyman 
The Cassell Publishing Co., publishers. For sale 
Wm. Doxey. 

"vStolen Steps," by S. L. Pierce. J. B. Lippincott 
ct Co., publishers. For sale Win. Doxey. 


Among the newspapermen at the Chicago 
Convention was my friend, Al Murphy, of 
the /Cxamiiier. Mr. Murphy has a large 
acquaintance among politicians, and from con- 
stantly associating with the shrewd managers 
and leaders of the great parties in the State, has 
fallen heir to much ability as a schemer. 
His method of going to Chicago proves this. 
Al was detailed to accompany the Delegates 
to the Convention as far as Sixteenth Street, 
Oakland, and appeared on the train clad in a 
neglige shirt, and guiltless of bag or baggage. 
Aside from what he wore, he was possessed 
only of a package of cigarettes and the undy- 
ing friendship of the delegates. 

The following dispatches will show how he 
got to Chicago: 

Oakland. Editor Examiner, San Francisco: — 
Nothing worth writing about has happened; expect 
fuu at Sacramento; will have to go there. 

Al Murphy. 

Sacramento. Editor Examiner, San Francisco : — 
A few speeches here; nothing more. John P. Irish on 
the train; expect some fun; more delegates at Truckee; 
I had better go up there. Al Murphy. 

Truckee. Editor Examiner, San Francisco : 

Expect something will happen east of here; more 
delegates to get on at Ogden; fun must materialize; 
will go to Ogden. Al Murphy. 

Ogden. Editor Examiner, San Francisco : — Things 
very dull; fun expected farther East; more delegates 
get on at Omaha; will go 011 there. Al Murphy. 
^ On thk Train, in the East. Editor Examiner 
Fuu expected in Chicago; many delegates will be 
there. We want Al Murphy to take care of us; may 
he go to Chicago ? Please answer at California Head- 
quarters, Palmer House, Chicago. w. W. Foote, 

For Delegation. 


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We must revise the rules, of dramatic criti- 
cism. As they stand at present, they do not 
suit Mr. Mansfield. This is not at all strange, 
and when the creator of Beau Brummell says 
he is dissatisfied with the critics he merely 
voices the feelings of a large army of intelli- 
gent mummers who permit their affection for 
themselves to obscure the position which criti- 
cism occupies toward the stage. Mr. Mansfield 
confesses that he has been kindly treated by 
many of the critics, and freely states that the 
generosity of the writers was properly 
bestowed; but a vast number of scribblers have 
underestimated his work, and show him no 
more mercy than they did to the vaudeville 
actor and the skirt dancer. 

Mr. Mansfield complains that he has been 
under the painful necessity of giving indubi- 
table evidence of his genius before the scrib- 
blers and people generally would accept him 
at his own valuation, and even after seeing 
him some of them have had the hardihood to 
state that his estimation of his abilities was 
exceedingly high, and that any disagreement 
between him and the critics should be settled 
in favor of the latter. Again, the actor says that 
although he is a great delineator of character, 
the people will not go to see him on the strengtq 
of his reputation, and he grows melancholy 
when talking of the necessity of making him- 
self known in every new town. 

This, of course, is all exceedingly unpleas- 
ant for Mr. Mansfield, who is certainly a good 
enough actor to overlook some faults in his 
critics; but I am inclined to think that his 
fight is entirely with the theatre-going pub- 
lic, who refrain from spending their dollars on 
him; and, as he knows very well, it does not 
matter what the critics say; critics have 
damned plays, have condemned actors, 
and have insulted audiences for praising 
both: the week's business has not been 
injured a dollar's worth. Again, critics 
have praised stars, drama, and production, but 
the people would not attend, and an artistic 
triumph and financial failure resulted. People- 
pay little attention to critics, and Mr. Mans- 
field should know it. Nine-tenths of the 
dramatic writers are entirely ornamental 
"supes" on the regular staff of newspapers; 
many of them write their "criticism" 
on the afternoon of the day on which 
a play is produced, it is made up from 
what other critics have said, and is worth 
about as much credence as the glowing notice 
of the irrepressible advance agent. The people 
engaged in criticising plays are, for the most 
part, utterly devoid of talent for the work; 
dramatic criticism is the highest type of analy- 
tical literature; for that reason few men are 
dramatic critics. 

Mr. Mansfield's protest is well made; what 
he wants is not an advance agent, but a critic 
for himself? he should have one whose every 
effort would be devoted to telling the public 
what an exceedingly great man Mr. Mansfield 
is. The actor is ahead of his time; he desires 
to present to us the apotheosis of the clacque; 
in the past the members of this necessary 
corps merely applauded, without furnishing 
any justification for doing so; Mr. Mansfield 
would have his critic applaud, and tell the 
reason why he did it. I can assure him that 
the criticisms would be printed, at the current 
rates for advertising, with or without the 

Stockwell's Theatre will be thrown open on 
Thursday evening, when Augustin Daly's 
Con pany will give the opening presentation, j 
The theatre is as pretty as any in the country, 

and aside from the interest that will bei 
aroused by the appearance of this famous : 
Company of mummers, a desire to be pres- 
ent at the inauguration of this new Temple of 
Thespis will permeate all classes. The pre- 
vailing colors are white and gold, fashion's 
latest decree in decorative tone. There is not 
a sombre shade in the house, and the gay 
colors of the portieres and curtains, the lively 
fresco and frieze-work, harmonize brightly and 
beautifully. The drop-curtain is a fine bit of 1 
work, carrying the prevailing tone of spring. 
The seats are splendid. I should like to write 
a poem of thanks to Mr. Ellinghouse for the 
improvement he has made in this teature of 
the furnishings; they are wide, easy, and soft, 
and when some heaven-forgotten fiend in the 
far corner desires to go out and take a drink I 
he will not leave behind a scene of ruin and I 
desolation. The opening of the theatre will 
be a society event, and with the prestige 
gained from Daly's production of "As You 
Like It," Stockwell's will achieve fame and 
make money 

Francis Wilson is enjoying a prosperous 
run at the Baldwin, and his " Lion Tamer " is 
the hit of the season. Following him, on July 
nth, comes Charles Frohman's farce comedy, 
" Gloriana." It is an adaptation from the 
French, and enjoyed much favor, recently, in 
Paris and London. The comedy made an 
instantaneous hit in New York, and enjoyed a 
most profitable run of nearly 150 nights. 
There is not a dull moment in the play. Its 
characters are natural, its situations are ludi- 
crous, and its dialogue sparkling. The per- 
formance is a triumph from end to end. The 
company is one of conspicuous excellence. 

Next Monday night, at the California 
Theatre, Charlie Reed and William Collier 
will commence an engagement in their new 
farce, " Hoss and Hoss," which is said to be 
immensely funny. The supporting company 
is one of the best ever presented in a farce 
comedy organization. The great success 
which has attended this combination else- 
where is a good guarantee of its merits and 
the popularity of these two clever comedians 
and their play. The songs and music ate all 
new and original, and the dialogue bright. 

A novelty, because of the old-time features 
again introduced, will be the attraction at the 
Bush Street Theatre for two weeks, commenc- 
ing Monday, July 4th, with a matinee. A few 
years ago the announcement that Haverly's 
Mastodon Minstrels were booked at this thea- 
tre was greeted with enthusiasm, and when 
the engagement closed it was with the satis- 
faction of a knowledge that the Company had 
fulfilled all that thej- had advertised and to 
the perfect satisfaction of the large crowds 
that had nightly filled the house; therefore, 1 
when the announcement that Haverly's Min- 
strels would again be seen here, it is hailed 
with delight. This organization holds some 
of the brightest men in the business. 


The marble bosomed in the mountain hoar 

Holds in its heart, waiting some hand most skilled, 
Forma featured fairer yet than that which thrilled 

And moved beneath Pygmalion's touch of yore. 

The instrument's keys await a grander score 
Than that whose faintest echoes, haply, chilled 
Mozart with rapture, and an instant stilled 

His breath — then died away for evermore. 

There is a scene no painter ever feigned, 
Of Eden's restful fields — lost visions loved — 
Dead shores where tempests hoarse, Titanic roll 

A song unsung more sweet than that which chained 
The heart of Hades' king — than ever moved 
The subtlest chord in Shakespeare's lofty soul! 

— Henry Jerome Slockard. 


AX Ha yuan & Co Proprietor* 

Alfred Bouvibr 


Commencing: Monday, July 4th 



-And Company's Great Success- 


MOJiDAV, Jl'I.Y nth 

Comedy Event. Charles Frobman's Co. in "Gloriana.' 


Handsomest Theatre in the World. 

Al Havman & Co Proprietor 

J. J. Gottlob Manager 

"Tlie Kings of Fun" 

Reed & Collier 

"I X JWX. BKGIN their rcijrn here in the funniest 
VV of all farcical entertainments, 


— ON 

Monday Evening, July 4th 


MR M. B. LHAVITT Lessee and Proprietor 

CHAS. P. HALL Manager 

Grand Holiday Attraction. Monday, July 4, '92 

A Record of the I'ast a Guarantee for the Future. 

Mastodon Minstrels 

Tie Premier Minstrel Organization of tne World 

From Haverly's Casino. Chicago. Under the personal direction 
of Mr. J. H. Haveslv. 

Mntint't-s WeilnL-sdnv Saturday 
Extra Matinee. MONDAY. JULY 4th 

N , rT] 0 -L, [Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels* 
6X t t*iwi 66K au entire chuuge of programme. } 


L. R. Stockwell ' Lessee and Proprietor 

ALP Ellinghouse > Business Manager 

The Most Magnificent and Perfectly F.quipped Playhouse 
in America ! 

Inaugurating THURSDAY F.VEN1NG, JULY 7 


Augustin Daly's Company 


Kvery Performance Under the Personal Direction of 
Augcstin Daly. 

Week of ^ I j,; ver y Evening, (Sunday F^cepted), Matinee Satur 

"jStflfT J da y. Mr Ualy'S Comedy, THE LAST WORD 


Orchestra and Dress Circle J2 00 

Balcony Jl }■ 5» »»d ■ 00 

Gallerv, Reserved 5f> 

Boxes (according to location) $15, J12 and 10 00 

General Admission 1 00 

Gallery Admission ... S» 

Regular Sale of Seats commences Saturday, July 2d, 9 A.M., 
at Sherman, Clay & Co s. Sutter and Kearny streets. 


Alfred Jones, of the Western, has returned from a 
brief pasear, while George Easton, I hear, is deep in 
an adjustment tangle in Montana at present. 

Madame A. M. NELSON 


Rooms 119-121, Phelan Building. 3d Floor 



Mr. John Hunter, Private Inquiry Agent, 
stepped from the train feeling anything 
but satisfied with himself or with the result of 
his three months' work on the Continent. 
He had left England with three big jobs 
on hand, and now he had returned com- 
pletely unsuccessful in all of them. He had 
tried hard, but had been completely foiled. 
The last commission, the most peculiar, and, 
perhaps, the most difficult of the three, was 
the only one in which he had done anything 

ber, and then said ' Jones ' in a haphazard sort 
of way." 

"Yes?" said Mr. Hunter interrogatively. 
"That looks suspicious, doesn't it? Have 
you any notion what's in the bag ? " 

"No; but it's very heavy," answered the 
porter. Then a new light seemed to burst 
upon him. "Are you a detective?" he 

" I am," replied Mr. Hunter, boldly, "and 
I think this is a very suspicious case." 

"Do you? Do you?" And the porter 
became suddenly nervous. "Do you think he 
might be a dynamiter? You know since 

It was with regard to a Sir Clement Delargy— them explosions abroad, and the Anarchist 
a Baronet of ancient family and splendid con- trials at home, we have got orders to keep a 

look-out for suspic : ous fellows 

nections — who had been missing for several 
years past, and whose sorrowful heir was anx- 
ious to prove him dead in order to get, not the 
estates, for there were none, but the title for 
which the said heir's wealthy wife was pining 
away. Mr. Hunter's sole means of identifica- 
tion in this case was a photograph some fifteen 
years old, which represented Sir Clement as a 
handsome, dashing fellow, with high, aristo- 
cratic features, and a keen, clean-shaven face; 
and his sole information as to him and his 
habits was that when Sir Clement was living 
in town he gambled hard and drank harder. 
Some six or seven years ago, broken in fortune 
and in health, he had gone abroad. Where 
he went and what he did nobody knew. 
With these scanty materials to go upon, Mr. 
Hunter had traced Sir Clement over half the 
pleasure-cities and gambling-hells in Europe. 
Finally he lost him in Paris, and his efforts 
failed to discover a clue of him after his 
arrival in that city some four years siuce. 
Mr. Hunter had a strong impression that he 
was dead, but he could obtain no proof what- 
ever of it. 

Three failures at once were enough to damp 
Mr. Hunter's spirits; and so it is no wonder 
he felt depressed as he stepped from the train 
and walked towards the cloakroom to leave 
his portmanteau there. As he stood at the 
cloakroom couuter waiting his turn, he noticed 
a tall man of about fifty, wi;h ragged, un- 
kempt beard, weak, watery eyes, and a stupid, 
bloated face, coming along the platform carry- 
ing a heavy black bag. He walked in such a 
nervous way, casting furtive glances around 
him, that the private detective became suspi- 
cious, and watched him closely. He drew up 
beside Mr. Hunter, and handed the cloakroom 
porter his black bag. It was only after doing 
so that he noticed that the private detective's 
keen eyes were fixed on him. The moment 
he observed this he started violently., and, for 
a second, seemed inclined to take to his heels; 
but, then, by an obvious effort, he regained 
sufficient self control to assume an appearance 
of carelessness till the cloakroom porter 
handed him his receipt. As soon as he 
received this, he thrust it in his pocket, and, 
turning away, walked at an extremely fast 
pace out of the station. A moment later, Mr. 
Hunter, having received his receipt, hurried 
after him. To his annoyance and disappoint- 
ment, when he got outside the station, the 
suspicious-looking stranger had disappeared. 

" Did you notice," he said to the porter, 
"the appearance of the man who left that 
black bag two minutes ago? " 

"Yes," replied that functionary; "evi- 
dently he'd been on the drink." 

Mr. Hunter reflected. Was it possible, 
after all, that the man's nervousness was due 
simply to this cause ? No; it was too pro- 
nounced for that. 

" What was his name? " asked Mr. Hunter. 

"Well," said the porter, half laughing, " I 
don't 'think he quite knew himself. When I 
asked him he seemed to be trying to remem- 

" Have you?" Well, he's a very suspi- 
cious fellow, I can tell you. Let me see the 

Without more ado Mr. Hunter opened the 
cloakroom gate and walked in. The po;ter 
pointed out the black bag. Mr. Hunter took 
it in his hand; it was heavy. He shook it; 
a sound as of metal came from within. He 
put his ear against the side of it; he heard 
distinctly the click-click of clockwork acting 

"The bag must be opened at once," he 
said, decisively. " Send for the Manager." 

In a moment the Manager, Mr. Collison, hur- 
ried into the cloakroom. Mr. Hunter stated his 
suspicions and their grounds. Mr. Collison 
immediately directed that the bag should be 
opened. Mr. Hunter — an expert at the work 
— quickly picked the lock. Then the justice 
of his fears was made evident. The bag con- 
tained an infernal machiue ready set and 
actually working! 

The machine was instantly removed, the 
clockwork stopped, and a hasty consultation 
held. The Manager left everything in Mr. 
Hunter's hands, and Mr. Hunter decided that 
the wisest course would be to keep the dis- 
covery secret, and see if the Anarchist re- 
turned to claim the bag. Either, he argued, 
the machine was intended to blow up the sta- 
tion, or — what he thought more probable — it 
was intended to blow up some public building 
or the house of a Judge or juryman who had 
been concerned in the conviction of an An- 
archist, and it had been set going accidentally' — 
possibly by the rather violent shake he him- 
self gave it. In either case, if the discovery 
were not made public, the dynamiter would 
probably return — in the latter case in ordinary 
course, and in the former when, from no 
explosion having taken place, it seems that 
the machine had miscarried. 

Mr: Hunter's calculations proved correct. 
About an hour after the discovery, the receipt 
for the black bag was presented to the cloak- 
room. The person presenting it was not the dy- 
namiter, but a rough called Smith, and well- 
known about the station. In reply to the detec- 
tive's questions, he explained that he had been 
despatched for the bag by a half-tipsy man, who 
was waiting at the Stingo Arms for his return 
with it. By Mr. Hunter's directions tlie bag 
was given to Smith. As he carried it away, 
the detective and two railway policemen in 
plain clothes followed him The dynamiter, 
who was watching, came out of the bar door, 
and walked forward to meet him. He noticed 
Hunter and the two railway policemen 
following Smith, and dashed off at a break- 
neck pace down the street; after a long chase 
he was caught and was brought back to 
the railway station, and thence removed, 
by Mr. Collison's orders, to the police-office. 
While the charge against him was being 
entered he stood silent and apparently uncon- 
scious of what was happening about him. 
Anxious to let him know the nature of the 

charge, the Police Inspector spoke to him in a 
loud voice. The prisoner by an effort roused 
himself from his reverie. 

"The charge against you," the Inspector 
then said, " is that you altemped to destroy 
the railway-station by means of dynamite." 

A look of puzzled surprise came into the 
prisoner's face. 

" I — I don't understand you," he said. 

The Inspector repeated the charge. 

" It's a mistake — you have made a mistake," 
cried the prisorer, now wide enough awake; 
" I never attempted anything of the kind." 

"Come, come," said Mr. Hunter, "both 
the cloakroom porter and I saw you leave the 
black bag containing the dynamite in the 
cloakroom. " 

" Dynamite, dynamite, " repeated the pris- 
oner with a dumfounded air, "was that 
what was in it ? " 

"Of course it was," replied Mr. Hunter 
somewhat impatiently. 

For a moment or two the prisoner remained 
silent, stunned apparently by the announce- 
ment. Then, still in a half dazed state, he 
muttered, as if speaking rather to himself than 
to those about him, " My God, my God — 
dynamite ! It is a judgment of Heaven ! " 

As Mr. Hunter withdrew from the police- 
office he pondered deeply over the events of 
the day. He was an astute, clear-sighted 
man, and he was convinced that the surprise 
manifested by the prisoner, when he heard 
what the contents of" the bag were, was real. 

When brought before the Magistrate, the 
bearing of the prisoner, who still went by the 
name of Jones, remained as strange as it had 
been at the police-office. All he would say 
was that he did not know that the bag con- 
tained dynamite. 

Pending his trial at the Old Bailey, Mr. 
Hunter tried to obtain fiom him some infor- 
mation as to his previous life, business, or 
family, but altogether in vain. Balked in 
this Mr. Hunter made some inquiries outside 
on these and other points, and so far as 
he obtained any results they conduced to 
strengthen his conviction that the prisoner, 
when he said he did not know that the bag con- 
tained dynamite, spoke the truth. He ascer- 
tained, for instance, that the prisoner had 
been staying in Dover for some days before 
the day of his arrest, and that when he left 
his lodgings at Dover he had no luggage 
whatever. One of the railway officials was 
strongly of opinion that he saw that iden- 
tical bag in the possession of a foreign-looking 
gentleman who was drinking with the pris- 
oner during the railway journey. All efforts, 
however, to trace this foreign-looking gentle- 
man completely failed; as did all efforts to 
trace the prisoner's movements previous to 
his arrival at Dover. 

This was the state of the case when the 





trial at the Old Bailey came on. The pris- 
oner again practically refused to defend him- 
self. He sat silent and dismal with his head 
resting on his hand throughout the trial. In- 
deed, his chief anxiety seemed to be to get the 
ordeal over as quickly as possible. On being 
asked for his defense he merely repeated what 
he had said at Bow Street. Of course the jury 
at once convicted. He was sentenced to ten 
years' penal servitude. 

Karly the following morning the police 
arrested another Anarchist in possession of an 
infernal machine exactly similar in construc- 
tion to that found in Jones' case. 

Without delay Hunter rose from the table 
and hurried off to the police-office where the 
new prisoner was in custody. He was per- 
mitted to see him. The fellow corresponded 
precisely with the description of the person 
whom the guard had seen drinking with Jones, 
and who Mr. Hunter believed was the real 
owner of the bag which Jones took to the 

The new prisoner turned out to be a well- 
known Anarchist of half-foreign parentage, 
called Ruscoll. As he was caught red- 
handed, his conviction was a matter of course. 
Before it came, however, Mr. Hunter had suc- 
ceeded in establishing his identity with that 
of the person seen with Jones, and in con- 
vincing himself and the authorities that, how- 
ever Jones may have got mixed up in the pre- 
vious dynamite affairs, the real culprit, then as 
now, was Ruscoll. 

After Ruscoll's conviction, the authorities 
permitted Mr. Hunter to have an interview 
with the convict, in the hope that he might in- 
duce him to clear up the mystery in connection 
with the previous attempted outrage. Ruscoll 
received the private detective coolly, and 
listened to his statement of his business and 
his appeals to make the truth known in the 
interests both of justice and of the convict 
Jones very quietly. When Mr. Hunter had 
finished, Ruscoll was silent for a moment. 
Then with a French shrug of his shoulders, 
he began : 

"The fool brought it on himself — he played 
me a dirty trick — but for him this second 
expedition which has brought me here would 
not have been necessary — but I don't bear 
malice. No, he knew nothing about the 
dynamite. This is what happened. I came 
from Paris with the machine. Unfortunately 
the sea was rough when I crossed, and I 
drank brandy, being sick. Well, at Dover, 
Jones, as he calls himself, got into my car- 
riage. He had drunk, too. We became 
friends, and I shared my flask with him. We 
talked. I told him, jokingly, that my bag 
contained something worth thousands of 
pounds, that with its help I should be able to 
create a great sensation in England. He said 
he was very poor. As we came near London 
I fell a-leep — the effect of the brandy. When 
the train reached the station I still slept. 
When the guard awoke me — my companion 
and my bag were gone ! Voila ! 

" He stole it ! " exclaimed the private detec- 
tive, in surprise. 


" Why did he take it then to the cloak- 
room ? " 

Ruscoll shrugged his shoulders. 

"His spirit failed him, I suppose. He 
wanted to get rid of it some way, and he 
could not drop it on the platform." 

"But why did he not tell the truth on his 
trial ?" 

Ruscoll again shrugged his shoulders. 

' ' Was afraid or ashamed, I suppose, to let 
the world know who he was, and how he had 
come by the bag.' 

A strange notion was running through Mr. 

Hunter's head as he left Ruscoll's cell. He 
went straight to the Home Office and ob- 
tained an order to see Jones. Two hours later 
he was shown into the convict prison yard, 
where Jones was working with other convicts. 
He was now clean shaven, and the regular 
life of the prison had obliterated the marks of 
habitual drunkenness which previously de- 
formed his features. A glance at the old pho- 
tograph convinced Mr. Hunter. He approached 
the convict. 

"I think," he said to him, "you know 
something of a man I'm looking for? " 

" Whom do you mean ? " asked Jones, with 
a startled look. 

"Sir Clement Delargy," answered Mr. 

The convict flushed crimson. After a mo- 
ment he spoke : 

" You might have let me die here in peace." 
— London Truth. 


The Schwabacher Brothers & Co. loss at- Seattle has 
caught most of "the boys," some of them quite 
heavily. So far as I can learn, the insurance on stock 
is something like $245,000, while the building and 
furniture and fixtures are insured for $75,000. It is 
generally supposed that there*is going to be some 
little trouble over the adjustment of this loss, as I am 
informed that large quantities of gun-powder have 
been stored in the building, and that, in consequence, 
the policies are null and void. Schwahacher Brothers 
& Co. have been extremely unfortunate, or rather 
their insurers have been, as this is, I believe, the third 
fire they have experienced. It strikes me that it 
might be as well for the Companies to establish a 
credit at one of the Seattle Banks, on behalf of this firm 
and save the annoyance and expense of these con- 
stantly recurring adjustments. My friend " Drif " and 
"Alec" Wetzlar have gone to the front, and if this 
team can't bring a policy violation to light, I will be 
greatly surprised. 

* * * 

R. H. Warfield has resigned the City Agency of 
Nippert's Companies, and has decided to reform and 
abandon the insurance business. I learn with pleasure 
that the " General" has been elected President of a 
large manufacturing concern across the bay, and will, 
from this time on, try to live down his connection 
with " the boys." 

* * * 

The old-timers, who have been doing " missionary 
work " in the wilds of Southern California, will, here- 
after, miss "Ed," Hare, of Ventura. Hare has been 
identified with "the boys" for fourteen years past, and 
many a wandering special has received encourage- 
ment, to say nothing of " a small loan," at his hands. 
I congratulate " Ed " upon his appointment as Special 
Agent for the Sunset T. & T. Company, and wish him 
the best of good luck. 

* * * 

A sigh of relief will go up from the street as soon as 
the coming holidays are safely past. Underwriters, 
as a rule, possess as much patriotism as the ordinary 
man, but, like the latter, they object to being obliged 
to pay for the sentiment, and" I certainly do not blame 
them, for the companies contribute more to the 
annual celebration than all the balance. Local. 


Fire Insurance 

of Hartford 


Assets Jan. 1 »t, 1 891 , $2,620,31 3.1 0 

Geo. D., Manager. 


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Assets, £4,712,747. Commenced Id Cat. 1879 

IM.PKKI A L INS. CO., of London 
Assets, ?1U,190,;H9. Commenced in Cal. 1W 3 


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London Assurance Company 

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Established A. D. 1821 
Paid-up Capital • $ 5,000,000 
Cash Assets - «21,911,i>16 

Of London 
Establixhed A. D. 1710 
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Call on or address the 





Hours— 9 to 4; Sundays, 10 to 1. 

The Celebrated 


Annual Sales Exceed 33 MILLION LBS. 

Write for 8amples. Bent Free. Menler, Union So... N. T. 

Among the many great Financial Corporations on the Pacific Coast, 
none rank higher than the 


Its Agentt are found throughout America, and Its Record for Prompt and Equitable 
Settlement of All Honest Losses is Firmly Established. 

D. I. STAPLES, President 
I. B, LEVISON, Marine sec'y 

WM. I. BUTTON, Yice-President 
LODiS WI1N1ANN, Assistant Se 

stepben D. ives, General Agent 




It ;is not generally known that for some 
time a row has been imminent in the 
California World's Fair Commission, nor is 
it generally known that it was recently 
prevented from coming to a head by the 
merest scratch. But both these tbings are 
facts. Indeed, I have it on reliable authority 
that two of the Commissioners, ex-Governor 
Daggett and Senator McMurray, had their 
resignations ready for transmission to Sacra- 
mento all last week, and that but for the 
election of John Markley to the position made 
vacant by the arrest of the late Assistant 
Secretary, Craig, they would have forwarded 
them to Governor Markham. I do not know 
the whole story, and even if I did, perhaps I 
would not be willing to tell it; but the trouble 
seems to be entirely due to the tax-eating 
talents of the Secretary, Thomas H. Thomp- 
son. Mr. Thompson is one of those queer 
creatures whose wants are bounded only by 
the range of his vision. This is saying that 
if he sees anything he covets it. He was 
first appointed a Commissioner. The law 
allows each Commissioner $1000 for traveling 
expenses. Mr. Thompson resigned as Com- 
missioner to accept the position of Secretary 
at $300 a month. No sooner had he been 
elected Secretary than he demanded the $1000 

* * * 

The other Commissioners sat on this 
demand without ceremony. Then Mr. 
Thompson seemed bent on filling all the offices 
within the gift of the Commission with his 
relatives. Again it became necessary to sit 
on him. But he partially succeeded in this 
last enterprise, among his favorites being Mr. 
John Craig, Assistant Secretary. Mr. Craig 
turned up one morning $3000 short in his 
accounts, whereupon Mr. Thompson, with 
great alacrity, claimed the credit of having 
unearthed the deficit The Commission de- 
clined to allow this claim. As a matter of 
fact, Craig's forgeries were discovered by Mr. 
Andrew J. Moulder, the Financial Secretary. 
But no sooner had Mr. Craig been safely 
landed in jail than Mr. Thompson disclosed a 
plan to fill his place with a relative. Then 
the trouble ensued. Daggett and McMurray 
shouted murder in the most approved fashion. 
As all the discussions took place behind closed 
doors, however, their shouts were carefully 
kept from the public. It is said that they 
insisted on Markley for the position, and 
declared that if he was not chosen they 
would resign. With Moulder and Markley 
to correct Thompson's blunders and attend to 
the business of the Commission, they were 
willing to risk their reputations and bonds- 
men; so Markley was elected and the storm 
blew over. But it may break out at any time. 
All Mr. Thompson need do to cause a hurri- 
cane is to do something. 


ore cottipi: plenty, and it is fash- 

iouabio to be 




for Health, Eco- 
y and Beauty- 

Buttons nt front in- 
stead of CLASFS. 
Clamp Buckle at hip 
for lloso Supporters. 
Tape -fastened But- 
tons — tron'tt pull off. 
Cord - Edge Button 
Holes- icon'ttoear out, 
Made in 


drab and white. 
Mailed FREE on re- 
ceipt of price, by 


341 Broadway, New York. 




w—* Cor.California & Kearny.Sts. 


An elegant and efficacious com- 
pound for Chapped Hands, Face, or 
any Roughness of the Skin, render- 
ing it Soft and Smooth, and allaying 
all irritation caused by exposure to 
the sun and wind. 

25 Cents Per Bottle. 

WELLS FARGO & M. banking department 

Cash Capital and Surplus, - - $6,000,000 


Lloyd Tevis, President Jno. J. Vales-tine, Vice-Pres. 

Leland Stanford Charles F. Crocker J. C. Fargo 
Oliver Eldridge Geo. E. Gray \V. F. Goad Win. Norris 
H. Wadswortii, Cashier 
Receive deposits, issue letters <>f credit/ and transact 
a f/eneral banking business. 

Systems — "Slattery" Induction; "Wood" Arc. Factories — Fort 
Wayne, lndhna; Brooklyn, New York. 


General Agents for California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and 
Washington of the Tort Wayne Electric Light Co., Fort Wayno, led. 

Estimates furnished for Electric Railways, Electric Light and 
Steam Plants, House Wiring, etc. Marine Work a Specialty. 

35 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco. 



Trains leave and are due to arrive at SAN FRANCISCO. 

leave From July 1, 1892. arrive 

7.00 a m lienlcia, Rumsey, Sacramento 7. IB p m 

7 30 a m llaywards. Hi lea and San Jose '12.16 p ni 

7. JO a m Martinez, San Ramon, Callstoga and 

Santa Rosa - 6.15 p m 

6.00 a ni Sacramento and Redding via Davis 7.16 p m 

8.00 a m First and second class fur O^den and East, 

and first class locally 9.45 p m 

8.30 a m Nil. - , San Jose, Stockton, lone, Sacra- 
mento, Marysvllle, Oroville and Red 

Bluff 4.46 p m 

9.00 a m Sunset Route, Atlantic ExpresB, Santa 
Barbara, Los Angeles, Denting, El Paso 

New Orleans and East 3.45 p m 

•9.00 a m Stockton and Milton "8.45 p m 

12.00 in llaywards, Niles and Llvermore 7.15 p m 

•1.00 p in Sacramento River Steamers *fl 00 p m 

1.30 p m Vallcjo and Martinez 12.46 p m 

3.00 p m llaywards, Miles and San Jose 9.46 a in 

4.00 p m Martinez, San Ramon, Stockton, Lodi, 

Merced and Fresno 9.46 a m 

4.00 p m Vallejo, Callstoga, El Verano and Santa 

Rosa 9.45 a m 

4.30 p in Benicia, Vacavillc, Sacramento 10.45 a m 

4,30 p m Woodland and Oroville 10.45 a in 

*4.30 p m Niles and Livermore *8.45 a m 

5.30 p m Los Angeles Express, Fresno, Dakersfield, 

Santa Barbara and Los Angeles 8.46 a m 

6.30 p m Saute Fe Route, Atlantic Express for 

Mojave and East 8.46 a m 

6.00 p m llaywards, Niles and San Jose 7.46 a m 

Niles and San Jose 16.15 pm 

•6.00 p m Suncl and Livermore 

6.00 p m Ogden Route, Atlantic Express, Ogden 

and East 9.16 a m 

17.00 p m Vallejo 18.46 p m 

7.00 p m Shasta Route Express, Sacramento, Marys- 
ville, Kediling, Portland, Puget Sound 

and East 8.16 a m 


17.45 a. m. Sunday Excursion Train for Newark, San 
Jose, Los Oatos, Felton, Big Trees and 

Santa Cruz 18.06 p. m 

8.15 a m Newark, Centerville, San Jose, Felton, 

Boulder Creek and Santa Cruz 6.20 p m 

•2.15 p m Centerville, San Jofe, Almaden, Felton, 

Boulder C reek and Santa umz *10.50 a m 

4.45 p m Centerville, San Jose, Los Gatog 

Saturday and Sunday to Santa Crnz 9.60 a in 

COAST DIVISION (Third ami Townsend Sts.) 

•7.00 a m San Jose, Almaden and Wa\ Stations *2.38 p m 

J7.30 a m Monterey and Santa Onus Sunday Excur'n 18 28 p m 
8.15 a m San Jose, Gllroy, Trcs Piuos, Pajaro, 
Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pacific Grove, 
Salinas, San Miguel, l'aso Robles and 
Santa Margarita (>an Luis Obispo) and 

Principal Way Stations 6.10 p m 

(9.30am "Sunday Excursion" Train to Menlo 

Park and Way Stations 12.45 p m 

10.37 a m San Jose and Way Stations 6.03 p ni 

12 15 p m Cemetery, Menlo Park and Way Stations. 3.30 p m 
•2.30 p m San Jose, Tres Pinos, Santa Cruz, Salinas, 
Monterey, Pacific Grove and Principal 

Way stations '10.37 a m 

*3.30 p m Menlo Park, San Jose and Principal Way 

Stations "9 47 a m 

•4.30 p m Menlo Park and Way Stations *b\06 a m 

6.15 p m San Jose and Way Stations 8.48 a m 

6.30 p m Menlo Park and Way stations 6.36 a m 

til. 45 p in Menlo Park and Principal Way Stations.. t7 30 p m 

* Sundays excepted. t Saturdays only. ( Sundays only. 

If nobody else will accept the Presidential 
nomination on the Third Party ticket, I would 
like to mention the Hon. M. M. Estee. 

HOTEL VENDOME, san jose 

" <?aliforr?ia'8 pauoritx: 5u/r>mer Resort." 
This Hotel is the most commodious and comfortable in the country. With its charming grounds, beautiful drives 

proximity to San Francisco, elegant appointments, and unexcelled table, it is an ideal abiding place. 
Terms Reasonable GHORGH P. SNHlili, manager. 






1608 Van Nkss Avf.nite 
French, Gorman and English Boarding and 
Day School lor Young Ladies and Children. 

Number f pupils limited. 
The Twenty-Sixth Year will begin August 1, 1892. 
For particulars, address 

MME. B. ZISKA, M. A., Principal. 

Punil of Signor Brml, New York, Dr. Leopold Damrosch and 
v George JamesWebb. New York. 


will receive pupils for Voice Culture at Koliler & Chase's 
win ret v jS-jo O' I'arrell Street. 

, , , | 1U to 12 A. M. 
Tuesday* MM rrMMWj a to 4 P.M. 

And is prepared to accept en eagemen ts for Concert and Oratorio. 

For Terms, Ktc , Call or Address 

Mine. Alice Waltz Grey, 

37S 15th St., East Oakland, Cal. 



Select Boarding and Day School for Girls 


Sixteenth Year. Eighteen Teachers. The next session will 
begin August 1st, 1S92. For illustrated catalogue, address REV 
F.dwakd B. CHUKCH. A. M.. Principal. 



In important respects the most elegantly 
equipped School for Girls in America. Term 
begins August gth. Send for Circular. 

Dr. Homer B. Sprague, President. 


San Jose, California 

Forty Skcond YmR 

Studies Resumed Monday, August 8th, '92 

Mme Ellen Courpen-Roeckel 

The well-known Priinu Donna . 

Mr Joseph Roeckel 

Late Maestro at the Italian Opera. Paris 

1170. Market street, - - - Above " The Maze. 

Our Trade Mark in Every ) < J' irs, - C1 \» M L ateria l . 

llatlSa [-FOR - n'r't" t'Taste 

Lasting liuaiantee ) ( And Exoiostve Benign. 


Finest Imported Millinery 

, Marked in Plain Fi 


Post Street 




Bet. Grant Av_>. and Stockton St., - SAN FRANCISCO 

San Francisco and North Pacific Railway 

San FraiM'iscn to S.ui If all tel. 

Week Days— 7:*0, 9:20, 11:20 a. ■.; 30, 3:30, R.05, « 20 r. «. 
Sundays — 8:00, 9:.)0, 11:00 a. m.; 1:30, :30, 6:00, 6:16 r. u. 

Sau Rafael to San Francisco. 

Wkrk Days— 6:26, 7:5>, M ». 11:30 a 1:10, 3:40, 6:06 p. If. 

Sati rdays only — An e*lra trip at 6:30 p. u. 

Si' kdayb — 8:10, 9:10, 11:10 A. m.; 1:40, 3:40, 5:00, 6:26 p. M. 

Leave San Fran- 

In effect Apr. 24, 1892. 

Arrive nan Fran* 






7:40 a ni 

3::10 pm 
6:06 p ni 

K:00 a m 
9:30 a m 
5.00 p m 

S:00 a in 

Petaluma and Santa Kosa. 

10:40 a m 
6:06 p m 
7:25 p m 

8:50 a m 
10:30 a a 
0:10 p m 

7:40 a n 
3-30 pm 

Fulton and Clovardale. 

7:25 pm 

10:30 a m 
«10 prr 

7:40 a m 

7:40 a m 
3:30 pm 

8:00 a m 

Hopland and Ukiali. 

7:26 pm 
7:25 pm 

0:10 pm 

10:30 a rr 
6:10 p m 

8:00 a m 


7:40 a m 
6:06 p m 

8:00 a m 
6:00 p m 

Sonoma and Glen Ellen. 

10 40 a m 
6:06 p m 

8:50 a n 
6:10 pm 

7:40 a m 
3:30 pm 

8:00 a m 
6.00 pm 


10:40 a m 
6:06 pm 

13:30 a m 
6:10 p ra 

The revival of the quaint old styles for 
dresses and hats is followed by another, and 
though it may not be as readily accepted by 
the girls who at present consider a crinkled 
bang indispensable, yet it is safe to say that 
within a few months the new style of hair- 
dressing will be Universally adopted here as 
well as with our Parisienne and Eastern 

The new method is lo arrange the hair in a 
low braided coil at the back of the neck, and 
in front it is parted and brought down close to 
the face and over the ears in slight waves; for 
many faces (particularly those having high 
foreheads) this style is apt to prove trying, 
but the effect can be softened by p-essing the 
waves on either side closely together over the 
brow. It's a daring step from the long-worn 
bang, but so was the bell skirt, with its 
straight, clinging lengths, from the much 
draped and reeded skirt, its predecessor; but 
the crusade toward the simple and picturesque 
moves on bravely, and though we may not 
hope to hold these wise fashions long (for 
good things are ever fleeing) the best should 
be made of them while we may. 

* * * 

Lovely new Watteau ha's are imported and 
are particularly adapted for the new style of 
hair dressing. They have wide straw brims 
of even length slightly curved in front and on 
the side; when correct in style they have no 
crown, that space being filled with a mass of 
flowers — orchids, roses, and sweet-peas with 
their foliage, being the choice; a single bow 
of wide ribbon is added, apparently for the 
purpose of tying the flowers together. On 
either side under the brim a bow of ribbon is 
placed, and long narrow velvet ribbon strings 
are sometimes added in the back. 

A charming hat of this design has a double 
brim; the brim of fine black chip has a lining 
of white chip, the same width; the space in the 
centre has a quantity of pale yellow orchids lied 
with a bow of wide black satin ribbon; the 
rosettes on either side are of the same ribbon 
as are also the nanow strings. 

* * * 

White duck reefers are trimmed in white 
pique" braid, and are fastened with huge white 
pearl buttons; the same material is made up by 
tailors in'o box-coats. These make exceed- 
ingly jaunty and stylish yachting garments 
when worn with plain duck skirts. 

* * * 

Ribbon trimmings in all styles, shades, and 
widths are used on summer dresses, and next to 
lace hold place as dainty and effective trim- 
ming. In fact, for the lovely organdie muslins 
that are so much worn this season there is 
nothing that will give so effective a finish. For 
instance, an organdie with a design of small 
pink pinks on a white ground has the entire 
skirt formed of two deep ruffles, one lapping 
slightly over the other; each of these are fin- 
ished on the bottom with a straight band 
of pink satin ribbon two and a half inches 
wide. The waist has a deep square yoke 
formed by alternate shirred tucks and narrow 
pink ribbon ruffles each lapping the other; the 
wide standing collar is of the ribbon and the 
full sleeves are gathered in at the wrist to a 
cuff of the same; a belt of the wide ribbon is 
fastened by a white enameled clasp. 

It is noticeable that at our fashionable 
watering places this summer the costumes 
worn by the young ladies during the daytime 

are obviously intended more for the comfort 
and convenience of the wearer than for adorn- 
ment, and a wise .venture it seems. Pretty- 
wash waists in cheviot and silk are worn with 
simple skirts and sailor hats, sensible slices, 
and the costume finished usually by a stun- 
ning belt, often the simple clasp of which 
represents a figure that would be quite large 
enough to cover the expense of the entire 
costume. Of course, the girl in befrilled frock, 
high-heeled dainty shoes, and gauzy wraps is 
to be found any sunny morning on the fashion- 
able hotel veranda, and it is not to be denied 
that she is good to look upon, but there is not 
an air about her as of one who is hav- 
ing a good time, and, after all, that has the 
greatest attraction these summer days. It is 
well to walk, ride, drive, play tennis, and 
swim in the costumes that give the greatest 
freedom and comfort to the wearer, and when 
the evening comes and there is little else for 
the fair ones to do but look pretty, then come 
forth in all the picturesque daintiness one can 
command. At least this is the advice of 

Mme- X. 


Room 23 120 SUTTER STREET 

on t BWIQMMW ron 

Bathing Suits 

Beautiful New Styles 

SEASON 1892 

Our Silk Suits are Beautiful 

Tennis, Bicycle Suits, Etc. 

We have made a specialty of Bathing 
Suits f..r nearly twenty ye»rs, thercfoie 
can wive y >u the befit ods at lowed 
prices We carry an immeuse stock, 
U nd KNIT TO OKDKK in every 
s vie and color at nhort6-t notice. 

' *»rf for our New lltuttratet/ Catalogue 
und Setf-it~asur£mvnt Blanks. 


Electro Deposit Dental Plates 

PATENTED FEB. Sin. 1389- AND DEC- 31, 1889 

These plates are made by an entirely new process, by depositing 
chemically pure silver and gold directly upon the t luster mode'. 
Its perfect accuracy of fit is thereby insured. Its advantages (aside 
from the flti, are it- strength, cleanliness and absence of heating 
<|iialities, being fur superior to the ill smelling, non-conducting, 
and, in some Instance* injurious, rubber plates. 

Full and Partial Plates, saddle bridges and crowns can he 
made to perfection by this method. The most difficult cases are 
solicited by Iir. B. \V. Haiues, who hits had much experience in 
this work, and has met with irreat success, and takes pleasure in 
recommending it to those desiring the best artificial denture that 
art and science can produce. 

B. W. HAINES, 13. D. S. 

MANUFACTURER. So'e Right of California. 
14 GRANT AVE., over City of Paris, SAN FRANCISCO 

The Qu een of Perf umes 



128 Post Street, San Francisco 

Sutter St.. cor. Jones. Sin Francisco, Cal. 

The Urgent, best appointed, anil most liberally managed family and 
tourist hotel in Sin Francisco. Lighted by electricity throughout. 
Elegantly furnished dining-rooms and parlors for banquets, private 
dinners, parties, weldings, etc. The cuisine a special feature. 
MRS. M. E. PENDLETON, Prop, and Mgr. 




Between S took ton and Grant Avenue 

Is the New Address of 


Fashionable Dress I Suit House 

(Formerly of 232-234 Taylor St.) 

[-^"Beady-male suits of all 
descriptions, from $'20 upwards. 

£3F*Chil(lren'» and ilisses' suits 
a Specialty. 

t^" Mourning orders tilled in 
four hours. 

jyGowns and wrappers, im- 
ported and domestic 

C5?*Cloaks and Wraps of all 

£^"Snits made to order in 
twelve hottrs and perfect tit guaran- 
teed . 

£y Cloaks and Wedding Trous- 
seaus made a specialty. 

E^*Country orders made from 

t^Hats furnished to match 

[^"Correspondence solicited. 

Ladies' Own Goods Kade Up 



138 GEARY ST. 

Pacific Gongress Springs 



TERMS: $2 50 Per Day, $i2 to $14 Per Week. 

*es connect at Los Gatos with Narrow Gauge 
Trains leaving San Francisco at 8:15 a. m. and 2:15 
P. M. 

Through tickets from either end, $2.25. 


Packers of the fallowing celebrated brands : 




Largest Stock, Latest Styles and Lowest Prices. 

1024 Market St., - San Francisco 


HFAnAHHFS Can Positively be 

CuredbytheUseof MEGRlMINE 


Sold by All Druggists 

Open Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shampooing done with 
the latest Patent Washing and Drying Machine*. Hair Dyeing 
and Bleaching also performed with care. Manufacturers ol 
Human Hair Goods. Take Klevator 


The German Savings and Loan Society 


For the half year ending June 30, 1S92, a dividend lias been de- 
clared at the rate of Ave and one tenth (5 1-10) per oent per annum 
on Term Deposits, and four and one-quarter U 1-4) per cent, per 
annum on Ordinary Deposits, pajable ou and after Friday, July 
J, 1892. 

GEORGE TOURNY, Secretary. 


During the past week shares at Stock Exchange 
were still on the decline with business dull and stag- 
nant. Taking the pric. s as quoted Tuesday, the 
whole Comstock of 31 mines were rated at $2, 000,000 
for the mill equipments and hoisting machinery, 
pumping apparatus, cars, tools, etc., and the moneys 
in the different companies' treasurys. This is as low 
as they sold in 1SS6, at the time of the dismantling of 
the mills and the abandoning of deep mining, and the 
stopping of pumping operations. 

At present the market is left to take care of itself, 
one of the reasons being given that the managers of 
the mines are offended at the combination formed 
some time ago by a number of brokers of the San 
Francisco Stock Exchange and known as the 
"Brokers' Combine" who wished to obtain control of 
the different mines, etc. The manipulators claiming 
that it is the brokers' business to buy and sell stocks, 
and not to manage mines. And now the "inside," as 
the) are called, are leaving the market to the brokers 
to see how well they can regulate prices; if this 
is done lower figures will rule, and the Brokers' Com- 
bine instead of helping the stockholders and protect- 
ing their interests, will, by their interference and 
obnoxious legislation kill the goose that laid the 
golden eggs. 

The one bright ray of light in the market was the 
Gold Hill group, and, as 1 stated in the last issue, if 
any revival of prices come, it is from the Belcher, 
Crown Point, Jacket, etc. Notwithstanding the whole 
line declined Belcher held its own and even sold 
higher than last week," with purchases by Hirshfield 
on Monday of 1000 shares at $1.25, presumably for the 
Jones' crowd. 

A length of over ; 00 feet of very good ore has been 
opened in the middle of this mine ou the 300 foot level. 
The ore has held its own very well in quality and 
width, and is expected to extend to the 400 foot level, 
where across-cut is being run to intersect it. Regular 
shipments of the ore will be made to the Brunswick 
Mill after July 1st. It behooves the speculator to 
watch this mine, for, from all indications, and cir- 
cumstances being favorable, higher prices will prevail. 

At the Crown Point the 1700 station pumps have 
been working continuously during the week, and the 
flow of water keeps both pumps going. On the 170 
foot level they have followed north from the main 
west cross-cut on the pay streaks, a distance of 21 
feet. The face shows a width of 2 feet of ore of fair 

At the Yellow Jacket they are daily shipping 56 ton 
of ore to the Brunswick Mill. 

Con. Virginia extracted and shipped to the Morgan 
Mill 998 tons of ore, of which 9S0 tons were worked 
at an assay value of #23.41, or $5 less than the previous 

There were also 230 tons worked at the Vivian Mill 
at an assay value of $18.65. There was shipped bul- 
lion to the amount of $17,034 to the Carson Mint, 
and to the office, $1534. 

At the Pacific Stock Exchange a resolution was 
passed to allow the listing of gold mines on the pay- 
ment of a fioo fee. At present there are none on the 
list, and, 'as there are many valuable gpld mines incor- 
porated in the State, they would by this means come 
before the public. 

The Rilev group of mines owned by Morton and 
Bliss have been sold to Weil and Conroy for #100,000. 

The office of the Union Mill Company reports a 
shipment from Tuscaroraof bullion, valued at #35,000, 
for the account of the Nevada Queen and other 

The total amount of bullion shipped up to date by 
the Con. Virginia for the June account is $51,390. 

The New York has levied an assessment of 10 cents 
per share. 

The Napa Con. Quicksilver Mine, of Napa, will pay 
a dividend of #10,000 for quarter ending July, also 
an extra dividend of #10,000 at the same time. 

The Bald Mt. Ex, of Downieville, will pay a divi- 
dend of #6000. The output for the month is 

The Colorado Con. will pay a dividend of #13,750. 
Homestake Gold, #12,500. 

The German Saving and Loan Society have declared 
;i dividend for six months on June 30th of 5 [-IO cents 
on term and 4 1-4 cents on ( rdinary deposits. The 
Humboldt, on term 5 14-100 cents and 4 32-100 cents 
on ordinary. 

The Pacific Light Company, 50 cents per share. 

The Mutual Savings a dividend for six months on 
June 30th at the rate of 5 1-5 per cent per annum ou 
term and '4'A P er tent on ordinary; and the California 
Savings, 5 4-10 per cent on term and 4'/i per cent on 
ordinary. The People's Home, 5 1-5 per cent on 
term and 4^3 per cent on ordinary; and the California 
Safe Deposit & Trust, 5 1-5 per cent on term and 
per cent on ordinary deposits. 

The quarterly interest on the U. S. 4 per cent bonds 
will be payable July 1st. The amount is #6,000,000. 

At the Stock and Bond Board business was light. 

It is now thought the trust in powder stock will fall 
through, as satisfactory arrangements cannot be made 
by the d ffcrent interests involved. 

The following transactions were of record : Spring 
Valley Water, 75 shares @ 98 # to q8#; San Piancisco 
Gas, 35©"°/^; Pacific Gas Improvement, io©8o, 
Vigorit Powder, 5oC« 2 V: Safety Nitio Powder, 125(0, 
9; 4 ; Hawaiian Commercial, 10601)1%, So0j)2\ of U. S. 
4 per cent bonds, 4ooot>< i 16^. SURETY. 


the Complexion Specialist 

Ladies, remember that this Is the .-.eason 'or Mme. Rupperfs 
Bleaeh. Do not lie I ct to take with y..u for use uhile at the 
seashore to prevent Freoklen, Tan and S unburn 

(ientleinen raftering from any blemish of the si in, 1 recom- 
mend the use of Bleaah, as well as to ladies. Call or send C cents 
for particulars 

Goods sent to any addr ss ou leceipt of price: One Bottle 
$2.00, a bottli s 85.00. 




Carrying U. S., Hawaiian and Colonial Mails 

Will leave Kolsom Street Wharf 

AUSTRALIA, a splendid 3000-lou vessel 12 SI, July 5 1892 


The Splendid New 3000-ton Iron Steamer 

AI.AMKDA 12 M. July 22, 1892 

Or immediately 011 arrival of the Knglish Mails. 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Market Street 

John D. & Bros., Gen'l Agents. 

Highland * Springs 


Queen of American Health and 
Pleasure Resorts 

These well-known Springs are under a new manage- 
ment. New U^ttnges, Swimming Pond. Electrie Light, 
Telephone, Ntw IJ.ith Ilonse, eic. 

Stage eonuects at Pietu with N. P. II. 1$. to the 
for dinner. 

J. P. 9TOCKWLU, Prop 

HOTEL fMU, CAiYP UYIflR, w .p.c. *■ L 

First-class nccominodutn M either in Hotel "r Cottars, now 

reads for •ngagatn&nt, 'he Mo t Beautiful Bammer ite«>it mar 

the city. 

Three Trans Dally B h Way. Two Round Trip-. Sunday,' leav- 
ing San Francisco ai b a. m. and 1) a m ; reluming, leave Camp 
Taylor at 8:80 and UMv m ilvlnii a 1 a chance in «■ « ih<- licnutiiul 
llrduooils and have a full day's DtUtnff. .No Pulllle rHonioJ aro 
Allowed. No Bur room in the Hotel A neat Club room with every- 
thing llrst clans is maintained aero * tha river, 

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Santa Cri z, June 2Sth. Dear Wave :— The sea- 
son is getting rapidly into swing and next week will 
be its culmination, though an exceptionally gay time 
is expected in August during the division encamp- 

General Dimond with C6lonel PePue, Colonel 
McDonald and Captain Barry came down Wednesday 
evening, and on Thursday Mayor Jeter and others of 
the Citizens' Committee accompanied the division 
staff to the Potrero where the dips, spurs, and angles 
of the battle field were studied with a view to properly 
placiug the largest encampment which has yet taken 
place of the National Guard of California. 

The advent of the yacht fleet is looked forward to 
with much anticipation by everybody, and every 
sort of attention and festivity that the gallant 
sailors can be induced to receive will probably be 
pressed upon them. A committee has been appointed 
to watch for the white wings as they pass a given line 
into the harbor of Sauta Cruz, and the first one over 
the line is to receive, from citizens of Santa - Cruz, a 
trophy in the shape of a solid silver punch bowl made 
after an appropriate design. A heavy silver chain 
with anchors pendant will festoon the edge of the 
bowl which will be engraved with a yacht in full sail 
and an inscription; a ship's cable will coil around the 
base, and the whole will stand upon a pedestal of 
black onyx. The judges are Major Prank McLaughlin, 
Judge J. H. Logan, II. M. Haninore, A. C. Belicke. 
Richard Thompson, D. W. Grover, and P. \V. Swan- 
ton. The following reception committee will do the 
honors of Santa Cruz to the yachtsmen : Mayor 
Jeter, H. P. Kron, J. P. Smith, J. P. Cunningham, W. 
J. McCollum, T. V. Mathews and P. W. Ely. 

An avant guard of the fleet, although not one of the 
competitors, is lying in the harbor now. The ''Ra- 
mona " crept quietly in one night last week almost in 
a dead calm, saluted the half-asleep town and dropped 
anchor. On board, as guests were Mrs. H. McCarthv, 
Misses Lizzie McCarthy and Jennie Chalmers, and 
Kittie McDade, while Commodore Win. N. McCarthy 
IS owner and commander of the yacht, and Messrs. 
W. H. Leahy, H. L. Welch, and C. P. McWilliams act 
indiscriminately irj the roles of Pirst Officer, Chaplain, 
and Purser. 

At the Sea Beach Hotel the gayeties on the tapis 
and going on, the good times they are having, and 
the dances they dance, and the swims that they swim, 
would fill a column 

The hop of Saturday last was an informal one, but 
was voted very good. The girls looked well, both 
those from the hotel and those from the cottages. 
The Misses Delmas are always daintily and tastefully 
dressed. Their white beach costumes are quite per- 
fect even to gloves and boots, and always thoroughly 
fresh— something which I can't conscientiously say of 
all the white costumes that go to the beach. At the 
hop the three sjsters (Delmas) adopted for the evening 
the pretty chord of national colors, being gowned in 
brilliant red, pale blue, and cream white. The 
Meyers sisters wore white and pale green crepe. This 
week the hop will be a more formal affair, with com- 
mittees and other details quite en regie, and I shall ex- 
pect to chronicle some pretty gowns. 

Music is a feature, as I have told you more than 
once. The sacred concert of Sunday night in the Sea 
Beach parlors was a crowded affair and Prof. Green's 
orchestra was enriched by the fine soprano voice of 
Lydia Warreu Roberts of Presno. But elegance and 
upholstery spoil the best of music, and for her Wed- 
nesday evening musicale, for which she issued cards, 
Mrs. Roberts wisely chose the auditorium of the same 
hotel, which Sullivan gladly arranged for the occa- 
sion, and the result was a delightful evening of music 
from voice, violin, cornet, and piano. 

A distinguished guest at the Sea Beach is W. H. 
Billiard, whom his friends know better as "Harry," 
so genial and whole-souled a fellow socially as to 
make one forget the immense artistic prestige with 
which he comes laden. But we really have an exhi- 
bitor of the Paris salon among us and, what is more, 
he is going to stay and paint us a grand picture which 
shall immortalize some of the glories of Santa Cruz. 
On Tuesday Mr. Hilliurd was taken to the Big Trees 
by Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith, and near that grove he 
chose a subject for the picture he is commissioned to 
paint for the World's Columbian Exposition. 

On the same evening Mrs. Smith entertained a 
small but wry congenial party in Mr. Hilliard's 
honor at Sunshine Villa. The music of the evening 
was rendered by little Meta Asher a wonderful child 
pianiste of only ten years, who is spending the sum- 
mer here. She goes abroad for study next year. 

Sunday night at "Sunshine" was the occasion of a 
charming dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 
honor of Colonel and Mrs. Chadboume, who were 
here. There were also present Mr. and Mrs. George 
Sanderson, Mrs. Archibald Veil and Mr. Milliard. 

Golden Gate Villa, the lovely home of the McLaugh- 

lins, has been quiet this week and the genial Major 
has been absent, but he returns to day and all next 
! week there will be guests and gayety at the Golden 

The Cotillion Club's german at the Casino last week 
was so pretty and so successful that it will be made 
the first in a series to be given on Priday of each 
! week. Mrs. Smith's leading was very graceful. An 
enjoyable feature of the Casino parties is the abso- 
lutely perfect petit </ /v/v> which Manager Casanova and 
j his chef serve to order No such cooking has been 
known in Santa Cruz which now need not sigh for a 
Sherry nor dream of a Delmonico. Mr. Bilicke tells 
me that the Casino is a financial success already, at 
which I rejoice, for it is an important addition to the 
pleasure resources of Santa Cruz. 

The opening hop at the Pacific Ocean House 
occurred on Thursday. It was a delightful and well 
managed affair as Messrs. McCollum and Bilicke had 
carefully chosen their committees. Informal driving 
parties, 'musicales, etc., add to the festivities at the 
Ocean House. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nulm, of San Prancisco, are 
enjoving their honeymoon here very much. Sunday 
evening they gave a dinner at the Casino to Sauta 
Cruz friends and early in the week, taking " Bootsy 
as their guide, philosopher, and friend, they started 
on a fishing excursion in the streams "up the Coast " 

"Sells" came here this week, and a circus party 
was given by Mrs. P". O. Hihn and Miss Pearl 
Makinney to two dozen of guests, among whom 
were the Elys, Swantons, Jeters, Smiths, Tanners, 
Lillys, Thompsons, and Hihns, Misses Makinney, 
Boweu, Hihn, French, Messrs. Hilliard, Bilicke, Ma- 
kinney, Hammer, and Mendenhall. A supper at F. 
O. H inn's followed. 

Louis Bernheim, of the class of '95, State University, 
is visiting his parents here, and Joseph Jacoby, of 
San Franciseo, is also their guest 

The water has been fine this week, and the new 
bathing suits blossom out daily. Armstrong, the 
favorite swimming teacher, has again taken to the 
water. He really can't keep out of it. 

The Misses Delmas have come out in very pretty 
new Union suits this week, just varieel enough so that 
you can tell them apart. 1 am glad to say that the 
V-shaped necks, which invited both sunburn and 
comment, seem to be eutirely rejected this year. 

The Sharons have one of the prettiest and most 
commodious places in town, on Mission Hill. Miss 
Sharon, the Misses Dunn and Miss Dennigan have 
very good times. Their costumes are always fresh 
ancl suitable and becoming That seems a deal to say 
but it is very nice to look at. They have not been in 
the water until this week. 

Rev. Father McNamee, pastor of the Catholic 
Church will leave this week for a six months' visit 
for rest and recuperation to Great Britain and the 
Continent. His parishioners presented him a sub- 
stantial testimonial on Wednesday. 

The citizens talk of a celebration on the Fourth and 
the yachts will illuminate and send off fireworks. 

Next week all will be gun-powder and gayety. 

Kate Kearney. 

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San Josk, June '28th. Dear Wave: — Sau Jose 
Society is in danger of being bulldozed into accepting 
an Englishman and his wife as one of the 400. Mr. 

and Mrs. F came here from Santa Cruz, where 

they are well know as tricksters and have more 
enemies than friends among the residents of that 
place. Here they are trading on the name of Mrs. 
Frank Leslie, but it is well know* that the above 
named lady during her recent trip through San Jose 

refused to recognize Mr. F ■ as her brother, yet they 

still cling to the relationship and use her name as a 
raft to keep them afloat until the wind blows in the 
right direction and then they will sail into Society, 
triumphant. But will the wind blow in the right 
direction ? We hope not. We have heard that Mrs. 
F made some very unlady-like remarks in dis- 
favor of San Jose Society, the substance of which 
were that the large number of low Irish composing it 
made it unpleasant for a high-born English woman. 

She has quite an assortment of "Worth dresses" 
that are more remarkable for their antiquity than 
their beaut} - . It would be an act of charity for 
some collector of curiosities to call upon the lady at 
her home, where she and her husband reside with Mr. 
and Mrs. J. J. Owen, for they have already taken in Mr. 
Owen and his wife and have connected themselves with 
the Phoenix, so we are sure if they take plenty of cash 
they will secure a valuable curio, then "our Lady" 
can purchase a gown of more modern style. 

Mr. and Mrs. F appeared at the opening of the 

Auditorium the other evening in flying colors, Mrs. 

F wearing one of her so-called " Worth dresses," 

and her spouse sporting a swallow-tail cut in the 
style "of ye ancient times." 

The week has been one of absolute ennui. No 
Society, no hilarity, and, strange to say, no new 
scandal, so, for the first time in our history, we gos- 
sipers are compelled to rehearse the old chestnuts, 
which might be woven into " Droll Stories " worth}' 
of Balzac's pen. But no, I won't do it to-day. I am 
just recovering from the party and feel less like 
quarreling with my friends than I ever did before. 

Speaking of the party, Mrs. Rudolph Spence was 
there. She has been a guest of the Ruckers, Planks, 
and Moores for a week past and really looked lovely. 
Morgan Hill danced only with Grace and myself. 
Other girls were there who deserve and receive all my 
admiration, first because they were really well dressed 
and pretty, but more because they didn't interfere 
with my pleasure. Among these were Amelia Plank, 
a charming girl and very pretty. Alice Hobbs, slight, 
graceful, and pretty and Howell's sweet sister were 
also there. I noticed Jimmy Fiudlay casting languish- 
ing glances toward Miss McLaughlin, and I fear that 
his handsome, bearded face will play sad havoc with 
one susceptible heart. Jimmy danced with me or I 
wouldn't call him handsome, but then Sam enter- 
tained me for a while, also, so honors are easy 
between them. 

Perley won the " Log Cabin " suit and his smile is 
sweeter now than ever. In fact, it positively over- 
whelms the inmates of "Typewriters' Hall." 


something for the girls; the Fourth of July would be a 
good time, as we are uot to have the usual display of 
fire works this year. Now boys " A word to the wise," 

Ethel is still away; wonder what the attractions are. 
The young lady with the masculine name reminds me 

of her; saw her the other evening and thought E 

had returned. They both reside' in the "same block " 
and affect a like style of dress, which probably 
accounts for my mistake. Our young men are happy; 
the girls jubilant; the concerts have commenced, and 
we are to have two a week. On a warm evening it is 
just lovely to stroll or drive around and listen to the 
music, meet your friends and be brought home by "a 
nice young man;" it is a superb rendezvous. The 
church people wish to do away with the Sunday con- 
certs, but they were unsuccessful in their efforts in 
that direction, so we are to have them from now on. 
As they are about our only amusement during the 
summer, it would seem too bad to have only one a 
week, but I am not in the fight, so will say adieu. 

Yours, Nina. 


well worth the trip to witness. Taylor is out for the 
cup and determined to capture the championship for 
the sixth consecutive time. ThB SCOB8R. 



SACRAMENTO, June 28th. Dear Wave: — Every- 
thing here is hopelessly dull, and I fear it will 

remain so for some mouths. H. G has returned 

with his bride, and they drive out daily. Wonder if 

the shade of Mrs. S number one ever troubles 

him? At any rate, this Mrs. S is quite a swell- 
looking lady. In my last letter I told you she was a 

close friend of Mrs. E of your city. I have 

since learned that she is a niece. We are indebted to 
her marriage for that information, for before it the rela- 
lationship was ignored, but now gladly acknowledged. 
How I wish I could marry some rich old party. 
There is no telling how many " sisters, cousins, and 
aunts" might crop up in a night, and innumerable 

There is a new young man up here; rather nice 
looking, and, I understand, the possessor of a glorious 
voice. Two of our II Stn-et maidens may be seen 
strolling with him on almost every evening, but much 

to the delight of S she now has him to herself, 

R having gone to San Francisco for a visit; let us 

hope that the delight of having a man all to herself 

will not result disastrously. Leila C has gone to 

San Rafael to visit her sister; I atn glad for her as she 
has had rather a slow time lately, owing to ill health. 

The Upson girls are still here; they say it is dread- 
fully dull for them, nothing to do but play tennis and 
drive around. Lucy and Mae C are the best look- 
ing girls on the court. 

"The Undine Boat Club" has started anew this 
summer; think some of the members might get up 

Fresno, June 29th. Dear Wave: — It was about 
time W. D. G. entered into a "fistic" encounter or a I 
"molar exercise." The legal fraternity having been 
remarkably quiet lately, we needed something to dis- 
cuss. I'm sorry for G , though, if his fall will 

cripple him for life. A misfortune of that nature is 
deeply to be regretted, particularly when it happened 
in defense of a very charming little lady's property. 
"Misfortunes never come singly," so Grady says. 
My sight was nearly blinded last week when our 
Beau Brummell promenaded Mariposa Street in his 
new white flannel suit — very swell ! We girls gazed 
with ill-concealed admiration, and the boys were, Oh, 
so envious. So mean of Ward to say, " Isn't Beau 
pretty?" Just at the critical moment, too, when 
"satisfaction" was written upon all countenances. 
It's been too warm for tennis, or the Beau might have 
aired it on the court. 

Takes a man for meanness, at times, doesn't it ? 
Just see how some of the papers are writing the girls 
up, and blaming them for all the noise made in church 
when the boys are the cause every time; they go pur- 
posely to flirt with us girls; while we go, our minds 
intent on religion and the text, and are made to 
snicker at the foolishness of these horrid boys. 

Society, or the " 150 of the 400 " have departed for 
the Coast, consequently no social event has taken 
place lately. We are promised several very elegant 
functions in September and October, so an early return 
of the maids and matrons is anticipated. The grass 
widowers, whose wives are away, are indulging in 
some recherchi dinner parties at their homes (where 
they have retaiued the cook), and others not as fortu- 
nate depend on the Barton Cafe, and fare fully as well. 
I may write up Jack's version of one of these dinners 
soon — they are unique, to say the least. , 

Yours, Imp. 


The single championship tournament of the Pacific 
States now in progress at the courts of the Hotel 
Rafael has thus far beeu a success. The tournament 
was started on Thursday last and the playing thus far, 
considering the condition of the courts, has been far 
above the average. The clubs from across the bay are 
very well represented, the Oakland Club by Hubbard, 
Bates, C. Neel, S. Neel, Driscoll, Allen, Sanborn, and 
others. The Madison Club by Marks, and English, 
and the Alameda Club by Haslett and Toby Allen. 

Charles Krug, of Napa Tennis Club, a very clever 
player was a genuine surprise to the natives, and his 
future performances on the tennis court will be 
watched with interest. Phillips, of Reno, was the 
only other outside entry. 

The California Club of San Francisco was sorely 
crippled by the absence of three of their crack 
players, O. Hoffman, Yates, and G. V. Gray. The 
Club's reputation for producing crack player- has thus 
far been ably sustained by the excellent display of 
tennis which was given by their representatives, par- 
ticularly the younger players. The Club's entries were 
Tobin, Wilberforce, G. DeLong. Stetson, Collier. 
F. DeLong, Dutel. and Ward McAllister, Jr. The 
Olympic Club was represented by Wilber, Treat, and 
J. A. Code. 

Great interest centers on the wind-up of the all- 
comers' event Saturday afternoon, the outcome of 
which will determine who is to play the present 
champion, W. H. Taylor, Jr., for the title of cham- 
pion and the magnificent challenge cup. valued at 
£500, which has already been captured twice by the 
present champion and which is to become his absolute 
property in the event of his winning on Monday 
next. Should S. Neel or Hubbard prove the victor 
in all-comers, the match on Monday will certain lyjbe 

A man's duty to his family does not end 
when he clothes and feeds his wife and chil- 
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country that their health and happiness should 
be cared for. If health and hapniness are to be 
found elsewhere than in the dictionary, it is at 
Belvedere, the most charming of San Fran- 
cisco's suburbs, and the most delightul spot 
on the Coast. The large number of people 
who have bought real estate and erected homes 
here is the best assurance of the splendid ad- 
vantages of this place. It is within easy reach 
of San Francisco; the Tiburou boats cross 
nearly every hour; the trip is made in half an 
hour; there are no fogs; the winds are soft and 
balmy; the sewerage is perfect; the water is 
sweet and pure; the scenery is the prettiest in 

the State, and . But what more can mortal 

want ? If you would only take a trip over 
thereon Sunday — you can do it for twenty-five 
cents, and 'buses meet every train — you will 
find that Belvedere is a most delightful place 
to spend the summer. 


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forever. Sanborn, Vail & Co. have the best 
line of ready-framed pictures ever brought to 
the Coast, and even if one does not want to 
buy a painting, etching, or photogravure, one 
should see these works of art, and learn how 
the blending of color lends to the value of the 
picture. Some of the frames that sell for £2 
to $6 are really fine, and the oak and twisted 
rope work are very pretty for S3. 50. Etch- 
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Some pretty artotypes are in stock, printed 
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Oakland, June 30th. Dkar Wavk : — Last week 
it was my pleasure to visit the Billy HouiIs, in camp 
at Sunol. Of course, as you know, I think Billy a 
dear fellow, and Ruby the sweetest girl going, but 
they needn't invite me to visit them again, as I prefer 
my downy couch at home. Nettie Hamilton, and that 
pretty cousiu of Billy's were also there, and during 
the week Ned Vinzent, the J. P. Jacksons, Mattie Sel- 
lick, Selby Adams, and that Frank Smith made us a 
visit. It was lots of fun, and we all did so much 
enjoy Ned's and Nettie's singing. 

My trip there prevented me from being in Oakland 
the night, or morning, I should say, of Cleve Dam's 
celebration. You doubtless have heard of his un- 
timely performance. Immediately after the news of 
Cleveland's nomination had been received, Cleve took 
it upon himself to arouse the respectable citizens 
from their peaceful dreams by a blast of cannon 
that made the wicked think their time had couie. 
Those who were in town say that the awful noise 
upon the quiet midnight air was something terrible 
and almost caused a second Waterloo. I am afraid 
that Cleve's child-like simplicity, or impetuosity will 
carry him too far some day. 

Jack Wilson says that Belle Hutchinson looked too 
sweet and pretty for words at Berkeley, last week, 
when she took the leading role in "Esmeralda," but 
that her histrionic talent will never set the world on 
fire. Jessie Coleman and one of the [sons A. C. 
Henry also took part. Can you imagine such a thing? 
Isn't it absurd that all the girls and boys are now try- 
ing to develop a talent in that line, so as to take part 
with the amateurs, who intend giving a play at the 
new theatre. Even I ; rou-Frou has given endless 
hints to Jack, but he fails to understand them. On 
dit that he and pretty Harry Adams are now running 
the gauntlet as to which shall be the guiding star of 

bewitching little INI. M 's existence, but a truce to 

such gossip. 

Do you know, dear, that cards are out for the wed- 
ding of Alice Bayley and Fred Torrcy ? They have 
decided to be wed on July 7th. Wasn't it too mean 
that Ole Vinzent didn't invite me to his wedding? 
Now, had it been his brother, Ned, I would have 
been maid of honor. Were it not for my lack of 
ducats he, doubtless, would have fallen in love with 
me long ago. 

The old maids are happy, as there is another 
"broiler" in town for them to angle after. Ned 
Bray ton is the victim; he returned from Yale last 
week. It is almost iuipo.ssible to give the statement 
credence, but he is a trifle more blase than his brother, 

The Goodalls, the Knowles, Kdith Coxhead, and 
Frou-Frou expect to join the George Wheatons, Charles 
Webb Howards, Charlie Hubbard, and the Folgers at 
San Rafael this afternoon. We intend taking a lively 
interest in the famous tennis match; then we are 
going to drive to Larkspur, where we will visit our 
ftiends, the Hutchinsons, Floy Brown, and the East 
Oakland coterie. We have also been invited to take 
luncheon with Gus Costigan at his bachelor apart- 
ments. If Frou-Frou only dared tell her true opinion 
of Gus, he might cease to imagine himself the biggest 
fish " in the swim." 

I am so glad that Nellie Chabot has at last come to 
her senses. She and her mother have withdrawn from 
the crowd that usually surround them, and intend 
passing the summer at Del Monte. 

John Glascock and his family are sojourning at 
Castle Crags. Bessie and Ella Wall will join them 
to-morrow. Isn't it perfectly lovely that the girls have 
a brother-in-law who takes so much interest in their 
welfare? He and his wife are always making efforts 
to give the girls a good time and catch husbands for 
them. They will find it rather difficult to capture a 
suitable parti for Bessie, as she is cold, exacting, and 
critical. I can't see why Bessie don't take young 
Loring; he adores her. Is it that she still dreams 
of her old love, Prank. Matlhieu, who, during her 
trip to Europe, married an heiress? Eater in the 
season I, too, expect to go to Castle Crags with papa. 

You will be pleased to hear that dainty little Fannie 
Orr will soon be with us again, as she is now in New 
York en route from Europe. In the fail I suppose 
there will be a wedding, but I recently heard it 
rumored that the engagement was severed. 

Speaking of severed engagements, reminds' me of 
Sammy Chambers. Can it be that there is not a girl in 
the witle world who will take him? He does more than 
si'tiii men of our accpiaintance, for he manages to be- 
come engaged. My letter is becoming too lengthy, so 
Adios, Frou-Frou. 

Teleph ,ne 2556 

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Vol. VIII. No. 28. 

San Francisco, July 9, 1892. 

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IS IT BETTER to be deafened in town or 
crushed and starved in the country ? That is 
the choice of evils the National holiday offers. 
Fourth of July's happiest characteristic is 
that it comes but once a year. If there were 
several of it, the population would not now 
be 65,000,000, but resort proprietors would 
be millionaires. Not only is the patriotic 
anniversary celebrated by the small boy, but 
even the elements consider it their duty to 
participate. The sun and the wind are at 

their hottest and worst, and fog crowds out 
the twilight when it does not encroach on the 
afternoon. The last Fourth was no exception 
to the precedents of its predecessors. In 
town the merciless firecracker threatened to 
split one's ears; in the country, of inadequate 
feeding at extravagant rates. 

* * * 

Until I spent one Fourth of July in the 
seclusion of my chamber I used to wonder 
why people could leave the possibility of 
a French dinner for the impossibility of 
obtaining aught worth eating. I would sug- 
gest as an amendment to present forms of 
penitential enjoyment, the establishment of a 
casino and a chef at the Farallones. Given 
an embargo on firecrackers, children, and 
lawn tennis players, I have no doubt of the 
success of the project. 

AT SAN RAFAEL an inability to enthuse 
over tennis was regarded as akin to crime. 
No one thought or talked on other topics; to 
suggest the existence of aught outside rackets, 
to allude, even vaguely, to something with no 
bearing on courts, was to be viewed with sus- 
picion. On the night of the cotillion I made 
a dozen vain efforts to interest two girls on 
the subject of hats. Even this failed. Insensi- 
bly I found myself discussing Hubbard's serves 
and Sanborn's style, and, above all, Taylor's 
form. There was the matter we waxed e'o- 
quent on. L,ack of interest was no excuse for 
ignorance — that or nothing. It seems to me 
the symptoms might furnish a reasonable ex- 
cuse for the establishment of a new lunatic 
asylum. That this enthusiasm is "as much a 
form of madness as melancholia must be 
admitted. It is, also, more painful. 

* * * 

The Hotel Rafael was pervaded with tennis, 
youth, and sympathizers. As some of the 
latter justified their existence by possessing 
beauty of face, one could believe their mania 
transient. The rest were exultantly tiresome. 
They seemed to imagine an ability at racket- 
wielding constituted a claim for special con- 
sideration. Robed for the cotillion in im- 
peccable flannels they oppressed by their 
demands for one's admiration. At intervals 
they became excited and drank Napa Soda 
lemonade. Some few of these interesting 
creatures had attained the ripe age of twenty- 
three. Otherwise, the cotillion was very 
pretty. Mr. Greenway is a veteran leader and, 
of course, offered no figures, save those cob- 
webbed with antiquity. 

* * * 

Miss Mae Dimond — all in ravishing toilettes. 
Among the Oakland contingent Miss Goodall 
and Miss Comstock, the latter an exceedingly 
handsome damsel of a queenly type, were 
noticeable. From San Rafael came Miss 
Blanche Bates, a new girl with a fine figure 
and splendid eyes, and Miss Whittemore in a 
charming costume. The hotel furnished an 
interesting contingent of handsome married 
women, notably Mrs. Lascelles and Mrs. Bow- 
ers; the Misses Huntsman and others whose 
names might, but won't, fill a page. The tout 
etisemble was very fine, and, to a connoisseur of 
good looks, most attractive. There seemed 
some confusion about the seats. It being a 
cotillion the participants had certain places 
allotted them. This caused those not versed 
in the ways of this form of entertainment to 

* * * 

However, these little asperities will occur 
and give opportunities for the exhibition of 
amiability that are seldom taken advantage 
of. Supper followed at midnight and never 
was ice-cream more welcome. Those who 
amused themselves actively on Sunday made 
a reputation for energy. Frank Johnson 
organized a picnic party and conveyed a 
delegation of his friends to the cool glades of 
Tamalpais. His was the most conspicuous 
effort, however. On Monday no one thought 
of anything but the championship contest, 
and the ladies dressed up to the event. San 
Rafael, Sausalito, and several contingents of 
fashionables from San Francisco assembled in 
the shady side of the tennis court and worked 
up extravagant enthusiasm over the oppon- 
ents. In order to command the best view a 
party of adventurous maidens permitted them- 
selves to be piloted to the roof of the pavilion 
where their costumes looked very effective. 

* * * 

It is rather a pity young Mr. Taylor could 
not curb the turbulence of his friends. That 
his victory was a subject for rejoicing there 
can be no question, but they seemed to im- 
agine, these youths, that everyone else must 
of necessity share, their boisterousness. The 
fact that they indulged rather more vigorously 
than wisely in champagne may be considered 
by some an excuse for behavior the reverse of 
gentlemanly. They made the night hideous 
with their noise, and, owing to the exertions of 
the afternoon being unable to cheer, they 
expressed their emotions by banging on the 
floor and verandas of the clubhouse. 

* * * 

The extent to which the tennis fetich pre- 
vailed at the Rafael may be realized by the 

Pretty girls there were in profusion. Miss deference which the champion excited. He 
Ames, Miss Hoffman, Miss Jolliffe, Miss Helen and his friends came into dinner in a body and 
Walker, Miss Morrow, Miss Nellie Hillyer, occupied seats at a decorated table in the 



centre of the room. As they entered the band all, awoke admiration in those who saw 
played "America," and everyone rose and her. Mrs. Sharon was the best-dressed 
applauded vehemently. James G. Blaine, or lady at the hop; indeed, in the morning at the 
Grover Cleveland could not have had a more j beach, or in the afternoon, her costumes were 
distinguished reception than this curly-haired noticeable for their elegant simplicity: Mrs. 
boy who is dextrous on one side of a tennis St. Auburn, Mrs. Blanding, Miss Chapin, Mrs- 

Foute, Miss Tobin, 

net with a racket. 

and many others whose 
* * * names would make a Society directory, were so 

MATRIMONY HAS DEVASTATED Del beautifully costumed that description becomes 
Monte. The fairest flowers in California's I dizzy in an effort to enumerate their charms 
garden of maidens, whose presence in the past 0 f dress, 
made the Queen of American Watering Places * * * 

the happiest, gayest resort in all the land, After the hop the guests gathered in the 
have been torn from the parent stems, and are dining-room where Manager Schonewald had i 
now worn on the conjugal lapel, away from set out a supper that was a revelation of the 
Monterey and former scenes of triumph. As possibilities of the Hotel Del Monte. I have 
a result, the Fourth at Del Monte lacked some- 1 never before seen so many partake of a mid- 
thing of its old gayety. Yet there was no j n ight repa st at this resort, nor have I ever heard 
stint in beauty or elegance. Lovely faces and as many f av orable comments. Although 
beautiful combinations in costumes, as in years 1 p ran cis Murphy was at the hotel, his presence 
agone, charmed the largely superfluous circle not interfere with the enjoyment of the j 
of men, who, for the first time in years, were in an ~ a j r) an d what the day had lacked in the 
painful abundance. Each lady had an army snap of fire-crackers was made up in the pop 
of cavaliers, and at the hops no wall -flowers Q f cor k s at night. Aside from the hop, 
adorned the ballroom, or displayed lovely tne on i y ot her concerted celebration of 
gowns unsuccessfully. the day was a picnic, given by J. M. 

* * * Cunningham, and it was observed that while it 

So far as the peace-rending fire-cracker was too k on l y one carriage to convey the merry- 
concerned the Fourth was a trifle dull; but makers to the scene of the enjoyment, it was 
the imp with the toy cannon, the zig-zag, red- necessary to have two wagons carry the am- 
head, and other means of torture was never munition. Among Mr. Cunningham's guests 
missed, and patriotism found expression in were Mr . an d Mrs. St. Auburn, Mrs. Hastings, 
Terpsichorean exercises only, which, by the M ; ss Chapin, and Walter Dean. There are 
way, is as likely to inculcate the lesson of love some very swell turnouts at the hotel this 
of country as is the firing of guns and the vear; Mrs. Tevis' team is greatly admired; 
burning of Roman candles. If it becomes Miss McDermott has a superb saddle horse, 
generally known that the fire-cracker is vetoed an d Mr. Laumeister's roadster is a picture, 
at Del Monte, that resort will have a larger 
crowd next year than it had this, if that be 

* * * 

possible. But better railroad service should 
be provided, and the large number of people 
who had to stand on the road down, last Satur- 
day, should be given a director's car next year. 
I sincerely hope this will be done, as I am 
anxious to learn how comfortable a director's 
car is. 

* * * 

Whatever may be the disadvantages of get- 
ting to Del Monte, they are all forgot as soon I He is not so accurate nor so conservative as 
as one arrives. In the contemplation of the his opponent, but he is very quick, has a 
corridors and halls, filled with the prettiest greater variety of strokes, a more effective 
girls in the State, one may not recall to mind serve. Nervousness prevented him utilizing 
the heat and dust of travel. The hotel has his resources to the best advantage. Taylor 

and Willie Taylor retains the championship. 
It was an interesting and quite exciting con- 
test. Hubbard made a splendid fight and 
had he the self possession and the coolness 
that characterize his adversary, the result 
might have been different. He played a bril- 
liant game and took his defeat with a grace 
and good nature that show him a gentleman. 

rarely presented a livelier appearance than on 

played to win, slowly, surely, cleverly. He 

Monday night, when the guests gathered for never hurried, never made au unnecessary 

the hop. The costumes of the ladies made a j move, conserved his strength as much as pos- 

picture not easily forgotten. Miss Hager, one sible, and returned his opponent's balls as 

of the few of last year's belles present, walked correctly and as directly in the last set as he 

down the hall, conscious that her dress was did at first. 

irreproachable, and confident, as she leaned * * * 

on the arm of Lansing Kellogg, that she had Tennis players, their sisters and cousins and 

the attention of all. Behind her was Mrs. sweethearts, made up the spectators that 

Hastings, whose ease of manner and gayety watched the game. Between the opponents, 

had for their foundation the knowledge that sympathy was evenly divided. Taylor had 

her gown was a confection of the modistt's the San Francisco contingent and Hubbard 

art. Miss Requa and Miss Huntington were I had Alameda County shouting for him. 

admired as much for their beauty of face as What a noise they made. Hits and misses 

for the excellent taste they displayed in dress, were generously applauded, and at inter- 

and Miss Woolworth, whose modest, violet- ~ ~ ~ " " ~ ~~ ~~ ~ ., 

... ... , , , Arcadian Waukesha Water. Your Physician wil 

like disposition IS a Charm not possessed by | . recommend it. 

vals — frequent intervals — vociferously cheered. 
The "Good Work" Club composed of half 
a dozen gay youths, intimates of the cham- 
pion, were energetic in their demonstrations. 
In opposition to their ear-rending howls was 
a Hubbard contingent each with a mouth 
from ear to ear. Between the heat, the 
noise, the excitement, those who were merely 
spectators had a hard lime of it, and were 
regarded with suspicion and distrust by the 
others who seemed to believe the fate of 
nations hung on the rackets of the contest- 

* * * 

THE LATEST PROJECT the Directors of 
the Concordia Club have advanced is the estab- 
lishment of a theatre night. As soon as the 
summer is over it is proposed to fix one night 
every week or fortnight on which theatre 
parties can be arranged. Afterward supper 
may be partaken of in the Club. That espec- 
ial evening will be known as " Lady's 
Night," and on it the wives and female .rela- 
tives of the members are permitted the free- 
dom of the rooms. This arrangement has 
proved especially popular hi certain Eastern 
clubs, and there is no reason why it should 
not prove a success in San Francisco. 

* * * 

The Concordia's midsummer jinks posi- 
tively take place on the evening of August 
9th. In future these entertainments are to 
be alluded to as "A Night Off." Charles 
Ackerman has been chosen to preside, and the 
committee is individually and collectively 
engaged in thinking up "a name to replace 
'Sire.'" The various clubs have now dis- 
tinctive names for their festivities. The 
Bohemian Club has its "jinks," the Press 
Club its " late watch," the Country Club its 
"outing" and " shoots," the Athenian Club 
of Oakland its " chirps." The staid Cosmos, 
the conservative Pacific-Union, and the Uni- 
versity are not in the habit of indulging their 
members in entertainments. 

* * * 

Something there is about the Friday Night 
Bowling Club that conduces to matrimony. 
When the engagement of Mr. Weinshenk and 
Miss Mauheim was announced, some weeks 
ago, I stated others were imminent. My 
prophecy has been realized, and more are to 
come. Of course I will not even indicate the 
names of the twain whose taking of the fatal 
leap will next be announced. There is 
no doubt that propinquity is the modern 
Cupid. Those desirous of committing matri- 
mony are advised to join a bowling club — any 
one will do — and in the course of a season 
something is sure to come of it. Certain 
vacancies in the Friday Night Club are much 
in demand this coming August. 

* * * 

The engagement of H. S. Manheim and 
Miss Yettie Kahn is announced. Mr. Man- 
heim is a son of the senior member of the firm 
of Manheim, Dibbern & Co., and Miss Kahn 
is the sister of Dr. Kahn and of Mrs. Katten. 
I She is a very pretty and very popular girl. 



Both Mr. Manheim and Miss Kahn are mem- 
bers of the Friday Night Bowling Clnb. 
They will receive their friends at the residence 
of Mrs. Katten, 2213 Sutter Street, on the 
afternoons of Sundays, the seventeenth and 
twenty-fourth instant. 

* * * 

The marriage of Charles Weinshenk and 
Miss Manheim will be celebrated at eleven 
o'clock on Sunday morning next, at the resi- 
dence of the bride's parents. It will be strictly 
a family affair. The bride and groom will 
start out on their honeymoon trip by the after- 
noon train. 

* sfc ♦ 

jinks are to take place in August instead of 
July. The change is made to allow the com- 
mittee in charge time to select permanent jinks 
grounds. To secure the necessary degree of 
privacy it has been considered desirable to 
purchase a few acres of redwood, and among 
the sites offered are one at Mill Valley and 
another at Guerneville. Fred Somers, if he can 
be persuaded to remain so long in town, will 
doubtless act as "sire," and I believe he has 
an idea that a species of Buddhist Temple 
erected in the woods should prove a novelty. 
His suggestion would employ priests in cos- 
tumes, besides all manner of incantations and 
ceremonies in which the Bohemian Club de- 

* * * 

Architect Pissis is still hard at work on the 
plans for the club buildiug. The exterior has 
been decided on and orders given for the re- 
moval of the houses that now occupy the site. 
Within a month tenders will be called for, and 
by July, 1893, tne Bohemian Club should be 
occupying its own headquarters. 

* * * 

The Fourth was thoroughly enjoyed by the 
guests of the Vendome. The large number 
of San Francisco people at that popular 
resort gave it quite a local appearance. In 
the early evening a very fine disply of fire- 
works was given, and later an informal hop 
furnished a means of enjoyment for the 
guests. This has certainly been a very suc- 
cessful season at the Vendome, and the man- 
agement is to be congratulated on it. 

* * * 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest La Montague have 
returned from Europe, and have taken rooms 
in one of the swell apartment houses of New 
York. Their European trip proved a thor- 
oughly delightful one. 

* * * 

Senator and Mrs. Stanford are at the Hotel 
Bristol, Pau, where they have the Prince of 
Wales' suite of rooms. The Senator is won- 
derfully improved by the sea voyage. They 
go away soon to Aix-Les-Bains. Before re- 
turning, Mrs. Stanford will spend some time 
in Paris, and will purchase pictures for the 
University Art Gallery. 

* * * 

George Whittell purposes building a hand- 
some residence on the corner of Calilornia and 
Jones Streets. His old house has been moved | 

along to the corner of Sacramento Street, and 
will be occupied, as soon as it is reinstated, by 
Major and Mrs. Rathbone. The Whittell 
house will certainly be an ornament to the 
Hill. Coxhead has the designing, and pro- 
poses to erect an edifice in decided contrast to 
the Will Crocker house, opposite. Mr. Whit- 
tell has also acquired the lot adjoining his 
o.wn, and there is ample room for architectural 

/ * * * 

In decorating the interior of the Edgar Mills 
house, out on California Street, some $34,000 
has already been spent, and the rooms are not 
yet finished. The design that Mr. Page Brown 
has furnished is of great beauty. The Henry 
Crocker house is now very near completion, 
and will be ready for the furnishers some time 
next month. It will be opened with a ball. 
The decorations of its interior have cost 
already somewhere in the neighborhood of 

I have much pleasure in stating that the 
wedding of Walter S. Hinkle, Assistant Dis- 
trict Attorney, and Miss Redding, will take 
place on Sunday. Mr. Hinkle is a very popular 
young man, whose abilities have won him a 
high place in his profession. Miss Redding is 
the Society writer for the Chronicle, and is an 
accomplished and charming girl. Every 
happiness is hoped for the young couple. 
* * * 

The engagement of Spencer Buckbee and 
Miss Emma Durbrow is announced. Mr. 
Buckbee is very well known both in business 
circles and in Society. He is affiliated with 
Herman Shainwald in the firm of Shainwald. 
Buckbee & Co., one of the most successful 
real estate concerns on the Coast. Miss Dur- 
brow is now the only unmarried member ot 
her family. She is a very highly-educated 
and charming girl, and is particularly known 
as a clever conversationalist. Her sister, Miss 
Carrie Durbrow, was married last year to 
Alfred Holmau, then manager of the Post-Intel- 
ligencer, Seattle. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carolan have arrived 
and are located at their residence in San 
Rafael. Quite a number of their friends have 
already presented their respects and congratu- 
lations. Mr. Carolan is back at his post in 
Carolan & Co's. His bride looks handsomer 
than ever. 

The engagement of Miss Dell Chapman and 
Frank J. Woodward is announced. Mr. Wood- 
ward is the Secretary of the Highland Park 
and Fruitvale Railroad, and his fiancee is the 
pretty and accomplished daughter of the Rev. 
Dr. Chapman, of East Oakland. The wed- 
ding will take place in August. 

Cazadero has its peculiar charm as San 
Franciscans have discovered long ago. This 
retreat among the redwoods has been crowded 
all summer and there has been no lack of 
gayety. Among the well-known people who 
Arcadian Waukesha Water cures Indigestion, 

are spending the season here are the Dick- 
mans, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tallant, Mrs. 
Eugene Sherwood and the Misses Sherwood, 
Mrs. Captain Welsh and daughter, L- Ghirar- 
delli and family, the Van Bergens and many 
others. There is dancing every evening in 
the fine hall. On the Fourth there was a 
grand ball and supper. 

* * * 

Among the guests on the yacht "Aggie" 
that won the cup in the race to Santa Cruz, 
was Henry Clayton, of Philadelphia, who 
came all the way from the City of Brotherly 
Love to make the cruise. Mr. Clayton is a 
cousin of Walter R. Dinmore, with whom he 
will remain for some time. 

* * * 

THE PRESS CLUB is again in the throes 
of an election. Although more than a month 
will elapse before the ballots are cast and 
counted, the candidates are as busily engaged 
in securing votes as if this were a National 
campaign. It certainly is a healthy sign when 
the contest for the offices is so strong, and the 
members are to be congratulated on the fact 
that the Club's condition is such that there 
should be a real earnest fight made for the 
Presidency. Considerable interest was injected 
into the compaign by the return of Harry 
Tod, who wrote those bright, newsy, readable 
articles that appeared in the Call from the 
great conventions. He took up his canvass 
against Ed Moran where it was dropped when 
he went away, and politics are now booming. 

* * * 

Mr. Moran is making a strong fight, and 
the Club is watching the struggle with in- 
terest. On Thursday night, George Squires 
made a gem of a nominating speech, and 
until he concluded with the name of Harry 
M. Tod each member had hopes that the 
speaker meant him. Albert May nominated 
Mr. Moran very gracefully. It is likely that 
the annual entertainment this year will take 
the form of a lecture. The present adminstra- 
tion has so conducted affairs that it would not 
be necessary to give one, but there is a public 
demand for it. 

Santa Cruz had the crowd this season. The 
hop at the Sea Beach on Saturday evening 
was a brilliant event, there was actually an 
abundance of men and a superabundance of 
pretty girls. As for rooms — even cots were 
at a premium. Who the belle is this season I 
am unable to decide. Thirteen fellows, who 
pride themselves on discrimination, have 
named to me an equal number of maidens 
whom they say possess all the graces. As the 
said thirteen are either sweethearts or rela- 
tives a selection on my part would sound 
invidious, so I will refrain. I am glad that 
Santa Cruz is so prosperous. 

* * * 

THE RUMOR recently circulated that 
Judge W. F. Fitzgerald, Chairman of the 
Republican State Central Committee, will 
soon resign that position, has caused a thrill 
of astonishment and consternation to permeatp 



the ranks of the grand old P. Though I am was sent to San Quentin, and the Comtnission- 
a tough old-timer, I confess that when I first ers themselves narrowly escaped indictment, 
heard of it, it produced in me a genuine start | Personally Morrow was never the subject of 

of surprise. Custom has led me to look upon 
the chairman of a political State committee as 
the geneial of a great army. Although the 
discipline is not as strict nor the command as 
rigorously enforced, the organization, equip- 
ment, and movement of a political party is on 
the military plan. A political campaign is a 
"fight" in many different ways, and if one 
sees the General cut and run long before the 
decisive battle, one naturally expects to see 
the entire army follow suit. Hence, Judge 

the slightest scandal, and he has always been 
regarded as a perfectly upright man, but the 
politicians now said he was getting to be worse 
than a voodoo. His contact with anything 
meant damnation and the State Prison. 
* * * 

It was thought that Morrow would have to 

go to Arizona or some other hot place in order 

to change his luck, and a few of his friends, 

; so I am told, advised him to that effect. In 

1884 the Republicans of the Fourth District 
Fitzgerald's rumored intentions have taken me I . , , j__ , ~ ~, . 

6 , nominated him for Congress. The District 

y suqinse. ^ been apportioned a year before with a 

Of course, I expect, when he writes a letter j Democratic majority of over 1000, and it was 

to the Executive Committee, he will say that j confidently believed that Morrow would meet 

lack of time, business engagements, etc., etc., I his usual fate - But the Lord at last interfered. 

etc., render it impossible for him to devote the 
time to the campaign that ought reasonably to 
be given by the Chairman of the State Central 
Committee. Therefore, he will argue, he will 

Boss Buckley put up the late R. P. Hastings, 
the weakest candidate in town, and the 
Republicans at Chicago nominated Blaine for 
President. The city threw up its hat for the 

serve his party best by reducing himself to the i Plumed Knight and gave him 4000 majority, 
ranks. But such talk will be food for the Morrow was swept into office by an over- 
marines. The real cause for the resignation whelming vote. His luck had changed. His 
will be suppressed. 

* * 

And it ought to be, if what I have heard is 
true. For who ever knew a General to take 
command of an army that was certain to be 
thrashed in its first battle ? Before I give 
what I have been informed is Judge Fitzger- 
ald's true reason for presenting his resignation 
( I understand that the chances of its being 
tendere 1 at the next meeting of the Executive 
Committee are ninety-nine to one), let me 
introduce a few explanatory thoughts. In 
the first place, it will be generally conceded to 
be a disgrace for the new Chairman of the 
State Committee to lead his party to defeat. 
A man who wins his first battle, as Mr. Stump 
did two years ago, can survive the loss of his 
second; but the man who goes down in his 
maiden engagement; like the routed fresh 
General, is reckoned a dead failure forever. 
Thus it happens that knowing politicians de- 
cline the conspicuous positions unless they 

subsequent history is an unending succession 
of successes, until he was finally appointed 
United States District Judge for life. 

■£ ♦ ♦ 

Judge Fitzgerald, although a recent arrival 
from Los Angeles, cherishes certain ambitions 
with reference to certain things that are 
within the gift of the people, and he does not 
wish to begin his history in these parts by 
becoming a voodoo. A defeat this year may 
shelve him for years and may be forever. 
He is an older man than Morrow was, and 
cannot wait so long for anything to change 
his luck. But, you say, why should he re- 
sign at this time? Perhaps his party will 
win ? And that brings me to the point. 
Judge Fitzgerald is the law partner of Morris 
M. Estee. Mr. Estee is a shrewd, calculating 
politician, but the most inveterate loser of this 
or any other age. He differs from Morrow 
only in this : His luck has never changed. 
Mr. Estee has a great regard for Judge Fitz- 

are assured of the party's success. The respon , 

...... f r -i ■ , . , gerald and does not relish seeing him con- 

sibihty of failure is heavier than anv of them fe ... , 

, signed to the voodoo basket at the outset of 

can bear. & . , , 

* * * what promises to be a useful and prosperous 

United States District Judge Morrow was, ) political career. A few days ago Estee returned 
some years ago, a frightful example of the from a business trip to Washington. He stopped 
steady loser. He began by running for the at the Minneapolis Convention on his way East, 
Assembly at North Beach. He won, but was from force of habit, and while in Washing- 
counted out. His subsequent reputation as a ton picked up all the prevalent Republican 
loser not being established by this event he gossip. Since his return he has communi- 
was made Chairman of the Republican State cated his impressions to several confidential 
Central Committee. He held the position friends, among them being his friend Fitz- 
through several campaigns and was defeated gerald. 
in every fight. Next he was nominated for 
Congressman-at-large, and again he was : I do not know what Mr. Estee thinks with 
knocked out. This was in 1SS2. Finally the reference to the prospects of the Harrison and 
politicians said, "Steer clear of Morrow. He Reed ticket, but whatever he does think has 

is a voodoo." 

* * * 

lie was attorney for the 

About this time 
Harbor Commission. The Secretary embez- 
zled $60,000 and, with two other employees, 

made a profound impression on Judge Fitz- 
gerald. A Republican who attended the 
Minneapolis Convention and who returned 

Arcadian Waukesha Water is an absolute preventive 
of any kidney disorders. 

shortly after Mr. Estee said to me a few days 
ago : 

" Desiring to draw Estee out in conversa- 
tion the other day, I summed up my own 
opinion thus: If the election were to occur 
on July 4th Harrison would carry about 
twelve Northern States and New York would 
not be among them. His own State, Indiana 
he could not carry at all." 

The sage of Napa merely answered, " Um, " 
and then added reflectively, " I see you have 
been talking with Elkins, Clarkson, McKin- 
ley, Piatt, and the others; eh ? " 

This seemed to indicate what Mr. Estee's 
views really were, but whatever they are 
Judge Fitzgerald has put them with his own, 
based on recent local and State events, and 
has concluded to get in out of the wet with as 
little ceremony as possible. The meaning of 
all this is that Judge Fitzgerald is not only 
satisfied that Harrison and Reed are going to 
be defeated but that California is going 
Democratic as well. He very properly thinks 
that if he were to lose a sure Republican 
State like this in his first fight he would, 
indeed, be undone. Perhaps, after listening to 
the persuasive arguments of his associates cn 
the State Committee, however, he may con- 
clude that he cannot resign; but if he remains 
at the head of the party in his hopeless con- 
test it will be with the express understanding 
that in case of defeat and disaster, the politi- 
cians will not hold him responsible nor attempt 
to file him away among the party archives as 
a " voodoo." 

* * * 

given to descanting. The dailies do that at 
such fearful length that my interference might 
reasonably be regarded as a type of tautology. 
There are features about this Greenbaum 
failure, however, that seem to me to require 
comment. The most disgraceful affair of its 
kind in the annals of the city, I am sure it 
must be a subject of intense regret to that 
eminently pure philanthropist, Mr. S. W. 
Levy. Besides occupying the onerous position 
of father-in-law to Greenbaum, Mr. Levy is 
Treasurer of the Associated Charities, Presi- 
dent of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, besides 
a Mason of many degrees and great promi- 
nence. His son-in-law owed over $300,000 
and had about $30,000 in assets when he 
failed. Much of the indebtedness was con- 
tracted at a time when he knew perfectly well 
he was insolvent. In New Orleans, though 
he had never dealt in the leaf, he purchased 
tobacco; in New York he ordered cotton 
goods and sheetings, all of which he sold in 
San Francisco. 

S. W. Levy claims to have advanced Alfred 
Greenbaum some Si 60,000. Of this amount 
$80,000 has been paid off — that is, tht pro- 
ceeds of the sales of sheeting, tobacco, etc., 
have all been turned over to Mr. Levy, be- 
sides an advance on a cargo of brandy which 
the Anglo-California Bank made. Of course 
it is good to preserve the coin of one's rela- 



tives, but it does seem to me Mr. Greenbaum 
has gone too far. His method of swindling 
dealers is criminal, and now that Mr. Levy 
knows how his son-in-law made good the 
amount he advanced, I presume his tender 
conscience and philanthropic turn of soul will 
lead him to disgorge. In all honor I cannot 
see that another course is open to him. 
With merchants, as among other predator}' 
professions, there is a certain degree of honor 
which dictates that a loss shall fall upon the 
people that have been dealt with for some 
time. In other words, a man does not look 
out for new victims when he is ready to col- 

>S. W. Levy is reported wealthy. The 
foundation of his fortune was laid in a country 
store. He removed to town, and after some 
experiments commenced business as an insur- 
ance broker. He did admirably. His earn- 
ings were cleverly invested and to-day, in 
spite of losses, he must be worth in the 
neighborhood of half a million dollars. In 
the matter of sons-in-law he has not been 
especially fortunate. Another daughter is 
married to Mr. Blum, of Will & Finck's, 
rather, I should say, a partnership in that 
concern was purchased for him by his father- 
in-law. He does not seem to shine brilliantly 
among business men. However, I presume 
Mr. Levj' will end by doing what is right. 

* * * 

SAMUEL M. SHORTRIDGE left for the 
Hawaiian Islands on Wednesday last to enjoy 
a well-earned holiday in that tropical region. 
He accompanies Claus Spreckels, who has not 
had a chance to survey his possessions in that 
p irt of the world these many months. Before 
returning they will have made the rounds of 
the sights including Mauna Loa, in the crater 
of which Sam will try his voice. Shortridge's 
career in San Francisco is excellent evidence 
of what a man can do in this western metrop- 
olis. He came to town about seven years 
ago, comparatively unknown. He had been 
teaching school up at St. Helena and had 
there studied both law and oratory. Having 
an excellent voice and a fine memory, he 
soon developed capacity, and after coming to 
San Francisco soon loomed up as an effective 
campaign speaker for the Republican party. 

* * * 

To obtain recognition and practice is no easy 
matter, and Shortridge found it as hard work 
as others. But he was working for himself, 
his efforts redounded to his own advantage, 
and gradually he won his way. Every oppor- 
tunity to speak he seized on; he delivered 
Memorial Day and Fourth of July orations 
everywhere. He defended Chinese murderers, 
in most instances with success. He devel- 
oped a faculty for cross-examination that 
made him feared by witnesses and opposing 
counsel, and soon he began to take rank 
among the rising lawyers. Whatever business 
came to him he handled with care. His cases 
were thoroughly mastered, and he generally 
won them. Then he became identified with 
the Spreckels, and to-day he is the attorney 

for the John D. Spreckels & Brothers Co., 
for the Wieland estate and its individual mem- 
bers, for Colonel Trumbo and for several 
other large and important interests. 

* * * 

Sam Shortridge makes no secret of his ambi- 
tion to be elected a United States Senator, and 
I have no doubt that in the course of time 
he will represent the State in the upper 
branch of Congress. 

salito is a real estate lady of great vocabulary 
and unique energy. She drives over the hills 
in the shabbiest of buggies and declaims the 
attractions of her lots in a manner that admits 
neither contradiction nor interruption. On 
the wharf she lays in wait for the stranger of 
means, and once within her grasp desperation 
compels him to become a property owner. 
To the summer colonists she is an object of 
extreme interest. They discuss her peculiari- 
ties at full length, and shudder at the thought 
of being subjected to her criticism. It 
seethes. Some days ago a party of young 
people setting out for the ferry, saw near their 
gate the buggy. The lady had vacated it 
for the moment. On a neighboring fence there 
hung a sign " Real estate for sale." This, as 
a joke, and with much laughter, they trans- 
ferred to the equipage. Just as their handi- 
work received its finishing touches she 
appeared. They scattered. She said noth- 
ing, but wrote a letter which I should like to 

* * * 

It was positively magnificent. Couched in 
elaborate terms, it reproved their joke as an 
unseemly perversion of the current standard 
of gentility or something similarly long 
winded, and denounced the perpetrators as 
being neither " ladies nor gents." There was 
nothing in the epistle under four syllables but 
the conjunctions, and few of those. Every one 
was privileged to read, and now the summer 
colony has each a copy which on ceremonious 
occasions they read. This, I believe, is about 
the only excitement they have had on the 
hillside so far. There is time, however, and 
it is said to work wonders. 

Captain Percy Smith has just returned from 
a flying trip to Virginia City, where he went 
to see Francis Newlands who is engaged there 
in arranging for his Congressional campaign. 
This is the first time since his incumbency as 
Manager of the Palace that the Captain has 
been able to escape from the scene of his duties. 
The wonderful success of the huge caravan- 
sary is his reward for a degree of industry 
that few appreciate. He took hold after the 
brief and disastrous career of Mr. Thome, and 
by sheer force of executive ability has con- 
verted the Palace from the most unpopular to 
the best patronized hotel on the Coast. To 
manage the army of servants is, in itself, an 
achievement, but to comprehend and direct 
the innumerable details of so huge an estab- 

Arcadian Waukesha Water. 

lishment with the very least degree of appar- 
ent effort, as Captain Smith does, requires a 
capacity quite out of the common. 

* * * 

THE OLYMPIC CLUB'S new building will 
be opened on January 2d. By that date every 
detail of both interior and exterior will be 
completed. Grand dedicatory ceremonies will 
celebrate the occasion— an ode now being 
composed by H. J. Stewart to be sung by 250 
voices to be the leading feature. It is the 
intention of the Directors to advance the 
initiation fee from $40 to either $75 to $100 
after the end of the year. This is not only 
necessary but desirable, for an influx of new 
members will surely occur about that time. 
Those who wish to join had better come in 
without delay. It is suggested to members of 
the Cosmos, Pacific-Union, and Bohemian 
Clubs to make up lists of those who desire to 
avail themselves of the splendid bathing 
facilities and present them without delay. 
Under the circumstances the Club would not 
force full terms. 

* * * 

It is improbable that the reservoirs at the 
CI ff House will be completed in time to sup- 
ply the tank with salt water, but arrangements 
have already been made to use Spring Valley. 
In order to secure the quality of freshness, 
it will be kept continually flowing in and out, 
and by means of hot water pipes a tempera- 
ture of seventy-two degrees maintained. The 
Olympic being a man's club, heavy bathing 
suits are not necessary. Light trunks ought to 
be sufficient, and that seems the altitude of the 
Board of Directors. By March next, at the 
latest, salt water in quantities should be 

* * * 

It is no easy matter to advance a financial 
scheme in San Francisco, even though the 
savings banks are so loaded up with money. 
This salt-water bathing scheme is as good a 
business proposition as has ever been floated, 
but no one seems to think it worth biting at. 
However, enough money has been subscribed 
to purchase the necessary pipe, and it will be 
ordered immediately. The proposition to use 
a patent wood-piping has been abandoned, 
owing to the fact that the market is overloaded 
with the cast-iron variety which can now be 
purchased one-third lower than ever before. 
* * * 

J. W. Grace, head of the company which 
the late W. G. Holloway represented in San 
Francisco, is in town making arrangements for 
the selection of that unfortunate gentleman's 
successor. I believe Holloway left an estate 
of close on #150, 000. His father is well to do, 
and I am told he was represented in the busi- 
ness to the extent of about Si 00,000. The 
results of last year's operations were far in 
excess of expectations, and his share alone of 
the profits was close on $25,000. Besides, 
three months before his death he had taken 
out an insurance policy in the New York Life 
for $25,000. How popular the deceased was 
may be judged by the expressions of regret 



still to be heard. In the course of a few years 
he could not fail to have enjoyed a leading 
position in this community. 

* * * 

called upon to hold his nose to the grindstone 
while the city officials juggle with the appro- 
priations. As in the past, the money spent 
exceeds the money set aside for expenditure 
by very many thousands of dollars. This, of 
course, is nothing new, and I would not 
bother the simple tax-bearer by mentioning it 
if there was no lesson to be learned from its 
yearly occurrence. If I were quite sure that 
my friends who pay the taxes had not been 
despoiled of their thinking apparatus in the 
same manner that they have been robbed of 
their money, I would tell them something 
that would supply them with mental pabulum 
for some time. Probably it would not be 
altogether a waste of time to do so, and I will 
give them a little at a time. 

* * * 

In the first place, the money expended 
above the appropriation has not gone for the 
good of the^ity. There isn't an unthinking 
idiot in town ignorant of that. The appro- 
priations would be more than sufficient to keep 
the city, if they were honestly expended; but, 
of course, they are not. The big expense 
under which the taxpayers would groan, if 
they had sense enough, is that of feeding the 
lambs. Take the County Clerk's office, for 
instance. Probably it is conducted as well as 
as any in the City Hall. Yet $30,000 repre- 
sents the difference between the incumbent's 
pledges and his performances. Bosses in 
politics, with a weak-backed official, did 
that. Let me show you. The bosses levy 
a tax on all the deputies and supernum- 
eraries of the office; some of them pay as 
high as $75 a month out of a salary of $175; 
from $20 to $40 is the minimum that is col- 
lected from the clerks, and the " draw down " 
is about $1500 a month. That is pretty good. 
When it becomes necessary to raise more 
money, more men are employed, and the 
bosses become richer by the additional per- 

This has been going on for some time; 
indeed, bosses have retired rich from it, and 
the expenditures over the appropriation have 
grown because of it. This, however, is an 
excellent time to stop it, and the nomination 
for County Clerk, if an honest, well-known 
business man, with a stiff backbone, would be 
a thorough preventive. If a politician is put 
in, the gentle tax-payer will merely hand over 
the office to the bosses, and the appropriation 
will be exhausted with feverish eagerness, as 
in the past. The necessity for the nomina- 
tion of a business man is demanded, 
and if the Democrats use judgment in his 
selection they can elect their man. The peo- 
ple are tired of the politicians; they won't vote 
for them, and while the people rarely show 
sense, it is well, once in a while, to accede to 
their demands. The nominee must be well- 

known, a man in whom the people have con- 
fidence; he will keep the expenses of the 
County Clerk's office within the appropriation. 

* * * 

IN DECIDING Judge Wallace competent 
to try Elwood Bruner, Judge Troutt redeemed 
some of the errors of his term. It must be 
admitted that his incumbency has by no 
means been a bed of roses. He assumed the 
place at a time of great public excitement, 
and his actions, in the light of his prede- 
cessors, have been scrutinized with prejudiced 
eyes. I believe Judge Troutt has always 
meant to do right, but his point of view hap- 
pened to differ from that of the men who were 
fighting for honesty. Had he considered the 
violent charges brought by Attorney Reddy, 
and set the case for trial by another judge, his 
error would have been irrevocable and un- 
pardonable. That Wallace will give the Sac- 
ramento Assemblyman as fair a trial as any 
other judge on the bench, must be apparent to 
all who know him. 

* * * 

The very fact of a possibility of prejudice 
being suggested will help Bruner, inasmuch as 
Wallace will be careful to show how unwar- 
ranted the assumption was. 

* * * 

Admitting that Judge Murphy could not 
have done otherwise than give Sydney Bell a 
new trial, he might, in his decision, have 
omitted the attack on Rev. Chalmers Easton. 
That this divine would do aught his con- 
science did not approve is out of the question. 
In undertaking the cause of this criminal, he 
was actuated by the best motives a human 
being can entertain. There was nothing for 
him to gain, no credit attaching to his effort. 
His belief in the innocence of Bell was firm 
and he tried to clear him. His method may 
not have been beyond criticism, but if he did 
wrong it was because it seemed right to him. 
One must not expect that contemptuous 
knowledge of the world, of men, and of 
things from a clergyman that one obtains on 
Front Street. The points of view of an indi- 
vidual who is attempting to make the world 
better than it is and one who refuses to believe 
another better than himself, are too radically 
opposed to permit even a comparison. 

interesting contest at the Republican Conven- 
tion which assembles at Sacramento to select 
Presidential Electors and to nominate Con- 
gressmen. So far as the city is concerned, the 
prospects for unanimity in the party seem 
more distant than ever. The muddle of con- 
tentious factions is aggravated by defections in 
the Alliance, by clashing interests every- 
where. Rumor has it that the Republicans 
are going to add to their platform resolutions 
commendatory of the Traffic Association and 
condemnatory of the Southern Pacific. The 
managers seem to believe a tactical mistake 
was made in permitting the Democrats to have 
all the credit of opposing the monopoly. 

* * * 

Now they propose to share it. Whether the 

new plank will be more pointed than that 
which is regarded as a decoration by the 
Democracy, I cannot guess. My assumption 
is that there will be little to choose between 
them, and less when they reach Sacramento. 

* * * 

The fight going on in the Republican Alli- 
ance is exceedingly pretty, and the manner in 
which the Democrats are "sicking' the 
leaders against each other is pleasant and 
brotherly. Colonel Burns has discharged 
Colonel Wilson from bis position of lieutenant, 
and Colonel Wilson is reported to be thinking 
some bitter thoughts about Colonel Burns. In 
the meantime, the Regular Republican County 
Committee is using every effort to make life 
miserable for these gentlemen. It seems that 
Messrs. Burns et a/., has not much legal 
ground on which to plant his County Com- 
mittee; but his desire to submit the matter to 
arbitration is very kind; some leaders would 
have seized the organization and permitted the 
others to apply for arbitration. 

* * * 

While it makes little difference who is made 
head of the Republican County Committee, 
it seems that Crimmins and Kelly have the 
reins; if they agree to arbitration they may 
lose them, and when one's cause is just, one 
should never do anything that would jeop- 
ardize the cause. It is not likely that these 
veteran Republican ring-masters will arbitrate. 
If they do, and Burns should win, what a 
beautiful chance they would have to get up a 
"Citizens' Ticket," platform, Pure Politics; 
with the plank, " Knife everybody agin' us." 

AS BEAUTIFUL as she is bright— that is 
the verdict on Miss Mable Craft, heroine of the 
medal contest at Berkeley. By far the pretti- 
est of current " Coeds " she possesses brains, 
ambition, and push. I have read nothing in 
a long time so audaciously, magnificently 
impertinent as the letter explanatory of her 
position. One mignt imagine by the tone of 
her sentences she was demanding " life, liberty, 
happiness," or something more impossible. If 
she does relapse into the depths of the com- 
monplace, that seems the fate of all past medal- 
ists, that superior letter has, at least, justified 
her existence. Consummate cheek is as much 
a gift as imagination and far less common. 
However, Miss Craft's contention is perfectly 

* * * 

Mr. Garber's superiority is due to his mili- 
tary proficiency, not to surpassing intellectual- 
ity. He tried for the medal and was awarded 
it. Miss Craft objected and' he refused to 
receive it. Admitted that it was in her power 
to offset his credits by taking another study — 
but drilling is no more than exercise and 
probably her time was completely occupied by 
the mental work she had already in hand. 
However, it is all a storm in a tea-pot and of 
no especial importance to anyone. It is 
curious, though, the insignificance that seems 
to have overtaken the medalists of past years. 
The only one who made half a name for him- 
self is A. Ruef. Mr. Ruef, though quite a 



young man, has acquired some prominence 
and he won his degree in 1883. But he is 
hard working and clever, rather than able. I 
mean he has more quickness than capacity. 

* * * 

Miss Craft, rumor has it, is engaged to a 
member of her class, Mr. Frank Molloy. It 
appears her ambition is to stud}' law, and as he 
has a similar tendency they will undertake it 
together. Class Day at Berkeley is generally 
productive of considerable amusement and 
much ' ' guying. ' ' There is a Dispensator who 
enunciates all manner of sentences on his 
brethren and sisters. When Mr. Malloy and 
Miss Craft stood up before him he said noth- 
ing but merely hung over their heads a board 
inscribed : 



* * * 

August was the event of the summer. If indi- 
cations count for aught, the ' 'shoot' ' this season 
should be even a greater success. All the 
features that made it then so memorable will 
be repeated and others even more interesting 
added. The fireworks will be gorgeous, quite 
out of the ordinary. Music the full Park 
Band will supply. This time no " stuffers " 
will be allowed, but the best instrumentalists 
in town will take part. In the evening the 
grounds are to be illuminated with incandes- 
cent lights and Laguna del Rey will glitter 
with electric fire. 

* * * 

The outing commences Friday, August 
26th. To the Bohemian, Cosmos, and Univer- 
sity Clubs invitations to attend are to be 
sent. Two trains will haul the several delega- 
tions to Del Monte. Some idea of the crowd 
expected may be gathered from the fact that 
while only thirty-four members of the 
Country Club took part last year, this 
time seventy-seven have already en- 
gaged rooms. That evening there will be 
a german followed by a grand supper. 
On Saturday the "shoot" will be the feature. 
It will take the form of a huge picnic, and a 
lunch will be served on the grounds* The 
same evening the dance comes off, besides a 
concert by the baud topped off by another 
supper. On Sunday every one will go swim- 
ming in the morning — in the afternoon more 
music, and at night, the fireworks. 

* * * 

That is the programme so far as deter- 
mined on. Other features will be added. Mr. 
Douty is interesting himself in the success of 
the celebration, and President Fred Webster 
lends his entire energies in the same direction. 
As to the " shoot " — so far Fred Tallant, who 
won last year, leads. Next to him are Mr. 
Sprague, Mr. Webster, Mr. Woodward and 
Mr. Ramon Wilson. Several of the best 
marksmen have missed meetings of the Club 
and are, consequently, behind. Ed. Bosqui, 
who so nearly won last year, has been absent 
from two. There is a proposition to give 
them a chance of making up their scores, and 
if this is done Mr. Tallant will not have the 
contest all his own way. The prizes selected 


are very valuable medals, and besides these 
the Pacific Improvement Company is going to 
offer a trophy of fine workmanship which will 
have to be won twice in succession to make it 
individual property. 

* * * 

The vacant chairs in the Directorate of the 
Pacific-Union Club have been filled by the 
appointment of Alfred Cheesborough, of 
Williams, Dimond & Co., and Louis Sloss, of 
the Edison Electric Eight Company. Both 
are good business men, capable of filling the 
position, though to call them clubmen, in the 
ordinary sense, would be impossible. Indeed, 
it is a notable fact that not a single member 
of the new board is ever seen round the club- 
rooms at night. They are all, including Presi- 
dent Page, of the "lunch" contingent, and 
spend the best part of their time in the seclu- 
sion of their domiciles. Since I spoke of the 
falling off in the restaurant service Mr. Hub- 
bard has rather improved the menu. He 
seems to realize economy is not the desirable 
feature he imagined it, and after he has had 
some experience may do very well. 

* # * 

I BELIEVE Simon H Seymour has made, 
over $1,000,000 out of the Russ House. 
Of all San Francisco hotels it has paid best. 
Identified with the history of the town in days 
of yore, it has enjoyed the patronage of the 
granger from interior valleys and the miner 
from the Coast Ranges and the Sierras. In 
those happy times no one ever thought of 
going elsewhere. It was a rough and tumble 
kind of a place, where one found plenty to eat 
and to drink, if one wanted it. There was 
little ceremony about the clerks, and no for- 
mality about the waiters, and the patrons, who 
were rather rough themselves, liked this free- 
and-easy air, and hardly knew of the existence 
in San Francisco of another hotel. That the 
net profits of the establishment reached as 
high as $50,000 per annum, I know. For 
years they never fell below $30,000. 

* * * 

But times and hotels change. The Russ 
House is no longer what it was. Too many 
establishments on the same lines have been 
started, and the grangers are tempted from 
their old allegiance by nicer rooms and better 
cooking. The result is that within the last 
few years the profits have dwindled. Seymour 
has not kept the establishment up to date. 
He imagined the permanent good-will of his 
guests was secured by hauling a party of them 
through the Park in his four-in-hand. Now 

he has sold out for something like $25,000, 
and his successors imagine they can restore 
the old house to its pristine popularity. 

* * * 

There is more truth in advertisements than 
the ordinary reader would suppose. Clear- 
ance Sales, Sweeping Reductious, and all that 
sort of thing are truthful enough, if you 
know the firm that does the advertising. Of 
course, some houses have sweeping reduc- 
tions every day, and they are the places to 
steer clear of. When one can get a pair of 
lady's mousquetaire kid gloves, the genuine 
" Dents," for $1.50, at Joe Rosenberg's, one 
can readily believe the truth of advertise- 

* * * 

At Napa Soda Springs the Fourth was 
brilliantly celebrated. Assembled there was 
a very jolly crowd of people, most of them 
intimate friends. They had speeches and 
orations by L- L. Bromwell and Charley 
Weller. Little Miss Wooster dedicated a new 
pavilion. Colonel Jackson made a iittle talk, 
and in the evening there were fireworks and 
dancing to the music of Balleuberg's band. 

* # * 

The management of the Rafael has been so 
energetically congratulated on the success of 
the season that it has actually stopped blush- 
ing. To handle the crowd that assembled 
there over the Tournament was no joke, but 
everything went smoothly and every one was 
happy. On the night of the National Holiday 
a splendid dinner of Heaven knows how many 
courses was served, and thoroughly enjoyed 
by all who had worked themselves into a frenzy 
over the contest. 

* * * 

The exceedingly large position that Mr. 
Eugene Meyer occupies in the banking clerks' 
disregard will not be reduced for some time. 
Mr. Meyer occupies the proud position of mana- 
ger of the London, Paris, and American Bank, 
and when the other managers approached 
him with the request that he give his clerks an 
opportunity of an extra holiday on Saturday, so 
that they might celebrate the Fourth, he used 
his lofty place to veto the scheme. No pleading 
availed against the gentleman's stubbornness, 
and the bankers were compelled to keep open. 
The fact that Mr. Meyer is still living is con- 
clusive evidence that merely wishing for all 
sorts of calamities to fall on a man is useless 
as a method of punishment. 

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If you would learn what not to wear go to Del Monte 
at the present season, and the lesson will surely prove 
all sufficient, for a collection of uglier dresses than 
those seen at this delightful resort would be hard 
to find where at least any pretense was made at 
much and fashionable dressing. Most of the cos- 
tumes have the appearance of being well made with- 
out the slightest attention having been paid to the 
figures and complexions of persons who were to wear 
them. The effect in most cases is more conspicu- 
ous than pleasing. The jauntv beach and tennis 
costume one expects to find in its perfection at the t 
seaside resort is absent from Del Monte, and its place 
has been taken by a much less satisfactory arrange- 
ment of woolens and silks elaborately trimmed in 
laces, ribbons, and even passementerie. There are a few 
white flannel dresses to be seen, but instead of hav- 
ing the smart appearance which should invariably 
characterize them, they are quite the reverse. The 
moliste has showed little discrimination. The skirt of ! 
the white cloth or serge morning dress is made to 
sweep thf» floor to the same extent that the dinner 
dress does, and long coats that are trying even to the 
trimmest figures, take the place of jackets. However, 
the usual Californienne is undeniably an extremist, at 
least, so far as costuming goes. If hats are worn 
large she wants the largest; if skirts are long she 
desires the longest; if waists are cut low — well, let us 
thank a kind fashion that at least this year our even- 
ing dresses are comparatively quite high. 

Of course, there are exceptions to all rules, and the 
delight of gazing upon at lea^t a few appropriately 
and well-clad women has not been quite denied us 
here. Foremost in this limited group Mrs. Sharon is 
to be found always in some delightful frock which 
exactly suits the hour and occasion of its appearance. 
On the pier Mrs. Sharon is invariably seen in 
simple, stylish, woolen costumes of dark shades; the 
skirts of which barely touch the ground, and deep 
capes are her chosen wraps. One especially stylish is 
of old blue cloth lined in black silk; it is cut iu 
approved fashion, perfectly round without seams, the 
fullness falling naturally over the shoulders — deep 
black lace fulled from the throat is finished with a 
heavy black rouche which forms the collar. 

A very effective though simple evening dress worn 
by Mrs. Sharon is of pink moire. The simple bell 
skirt little more than touches the floor and is com- 
pletely covered by a second skirt of heavy cream lace 
which hangs with scant fullness; the sleeveless and 
round cut bodice is tight fitting, the lace drawn over 
the moire avoiding all seams in the latter material; a 
narrow turquois blue velvet ribbon is brought twice 
about the waist and is tied with long ends in the back 
and connects the skirt and waist line; a narrow frill 
of the lace and a twist of the blue ve vet finished the 
neck, and on either shoulder were erect bows of the 
velvet ribbon; one immense American beauty rose 
was carried. 

Miss Hager, of course, wears some superb dresses, 
and the details of her costumes are always perfect. 
One of her particularly striking dresses is of white 
silk, with a large block outlined in narrow yellow 
satin stripes; the bell skirt is finished on the bottom 
by a narrow border of fluffy yellow silk trimming; the 
round waist has a girdle, collar, and cuffs of yellow 
satin ribbon; the hat worn with this costume was a 
broad-brimmed leghorn, bent down on the sides in a 
most becoming manner, and was trimmed with a huge 
bow of yellow satin ribbon and exquisite pink roses of 
several shades, with their foliage. A parasol, the 
cover formed entirely of tiny pink roses and viues, 
was carried. 

A charming evening dress worn by Miss Hager is of 
pink satin, the wide panel sides opening down the 
front over a full pink mousseline de soie skirt; these panels 
are edged down the front with white and pink shaded 
poppy petals and silver passementerie; the train, gath- 
ered in very narrow at the waist, was formed of pink 
mousseline at urie, with a narrow hem and a deep cluster 
of tucks over the satin; the V-shaped corsage opens 
over a broad front of the folded mull, and is edged 
with the poppy petals and passementerie, and has 
broad square coat-tails. A large bouquet of white sweet 
peas was carried. 

On Monday evening some exquisite anil dainty white 
dresses were worn by the younger contingent, and the 
wearers looked so bewitchingly sweet that one could 
only wish a law might be passed compelling all girls, 
at least in their teens, to wear white and white only. 
Pretty little Miss Huntington wore a charming frock 
of soft white silk. The round skirt was finished with 
three tiny ruffles and a broad sash of the material 
held the baby waist; a wide fichu of dainty lace 
was gathered very full on the shoulders and fell over 
the wide floating sleeves; the two long plaits of soft 
brown hair were tied with white ribbon bows, and tiny 

white satin slippers completed a costume that could 
scarcely have been prettier. 

Mrs. Hastings appeared in an exquisite pearl gray 
bengaline which was trimmed in broad bands of silver 
and spangle embroidery. 

An exceedingly pretty and girlish evening dress 
was worn by Miss. Requa. The material, pink and 
white striped f>eau de soie, was made with simple round 
skirt, and waist finished by a deep frill of white dotted 
mousseline tie tote about the neck, and a white satin sash 
with erect directoire bow in the back. Mmk. X. 


The Pacific States' Championship (singles) was 
decided at .San Rafael on Monday last hefore the 
largest and most enthusiastic crowd that has ever 
assembled to witness a similar contest west of the 
Rocky Mountains. Fully 2000 people applauded to 
the echo the many difficult strokes made by both 
Taylor and Hubbard. 

The victory of Taylor was, indeed, a very popular 
one as well as a most creditable one, and was, most 
assuredly, the closest call that the young champion 
ever had in his life, and it was a great relief to Tay- 
lor's many supporUrs when the welcome words, " set 
and match; Taylor wins" were called by Mr. Buck 
Alexander, the scorer, at the completion of the fifth 

Taylor, from the very start, pursued aggressive tac- 
tics and went to the net on each serve "a la Camp- 
bell," a style of play to which Hubbard was not accus- 
tomed aud which seemed to cause him no little 
amount of trouble and compelled him to play on the 
defensive. Taylor's volleying proved very effective, 
and he found little trouble in winning the first set by 
six games to three. 

After a rest of seven minutes play was resumed. 
Hubbard started the service, but it was plain to be 
seen that he was not playing his first serve as swiftly as 
usual, a fault which Taylor readily took advantage of 
and placed his returns sharply to Hubbard's back 
hand, aud going to the net would, at the first oppor- 
tunity, get the ball in such a manner as to end any 
possibility of a rally. This set also resulted as easy a 
victory as the first set, Hubbard securing but three 

Only one more set was all that Taylor required to 
win the championship and the elegant cup, which he 
had already captured twice. His friends were freely 
offering odds of five to two that he would capture the 
next set and match but could find no takers. 

Taylor's running up tactics evidently tired him con- 
siderably for when he faced the net for the third set it 
was quite apparent that he was not as active as in 
the first two sets. He still persisted in going to the net, 
but his inactivity cost him many points, as Hubbard 
passed him repeatedly on his back hand side, and won 
rather handily by six games to four; this gave Hub- 
bard's friends renewed hopes and the way they 
cheered was a caution, aud when their favorite 
captured the fourth set as well, by eight games — six 
their enthusiasm knew no bounds. It certainly did 
look blue for the California Club at this stage of the 
contest, but Taylor's friends were not phased a particle 
but only redoubled their efforts in the cheering line 
when the " tiny youngster," as he certainly did appear 
alongside his athletic opponent, made his appearance 
011 the courts for the deciding set. 

The champion looked surprisingly fresh, thanks to 
the efforts of Joe Tobin ami Archie Treat, who took 
charge of him between sets, and when play was 
called he went at it in a very determined manner and 
did not give Hubbard a chance to breathe. Taylor 
made two beautiful side line drives in this game, one 
of which was as clean a pass as ever has been seen on 
a tennis court; the other was reached by Hubbard but 
not returned. Taylor's back hand half volleys were 
really remarkable. This set went to Taylor, score 

One of the most noticeable features of the contest 

was the remarkable display of grit by Taylor, who 
certainly looked like a defeated man at the beginning 
of the fifth set. 

Great credit is due Hubbard for the plucky up-hill 
fight that he made, and no doubt those people who 
were of the opinion that he was chicken-hearted have 
changed their opinions, as a more plucky exhibition 
of nerve and grit has seldom been seen on a tenuis 

Another very pleasant feature of the tournament, 
and one which gave general satisfaction, was the six 
lineman idea which originated, I am told, in the mas- 
sive brain of Buck Alexander. Haight and Charles 
Bates were on the base lines, Dr. Spencer and Prof. 
Daily on the service lines, while the side lines were 
taken care of by O. C. Haslett and Dr. Phillips, of 

Phillips, the Reno man, strange to say, drew H. 
Haight. his antagonist of last year, and was defeated, 
but hardly fairly, as the lining was given against him 

In mentioning the most important matches I will 
say that C. D. Bates and Carr Neel played what was 
by far the most exciting contest of the tournament, 
Bates winning by the close score of 9-7; 3-6; 6-3. 

Tobin's friends were greatly surprised at his easy 
defeat by Sanborn, but they had the consolation of 
seeing Sanborn go right through to the final, where 
he made it quite interesting for Hubbard. His easy 
defeat of Sam Neel by 6-2, 6-0, stamps him as a won- 
derful player. 

C. D. Bates also showed great improvement over 
last year's form, and in his match with Hubbard was 
within one point of the match when Hubbard made 
a short lob which Bates missed completely, but turned 
and returned it on the bound, but Hubbard was there 
and smashed the ball down the side line. 

Harry N. Stetson, of whom great things were ex- 
pected, certainly did play a very good game, but in 
his match with De Long severely strained one of the 
cords of his foot which necessitated his default to 

Alexander defeated 0. Haslett in a close match, 8-6, 
6-4, but in turn was taken into camp by Hubbard, 6-4, 

Collier, after losing to S. Neel, 6-2, made a close 
call on the Oaklander by making him hustle to win 
the second set which he finally did by a score of 1 1-9. 

The consolation doubles, on Sunday last, were also 
quite interesting, and the attendance was quite as large 
as on any of the previous days. The California Club 
was represented by Stetson and G. De Long and 
Dutel and Alexander, the other teams were O. Hoff- 
man and Sanborn, F. De Long and Curtis, Collier and 
Phillips, Culver and Allen, Archibald and Owens; 
(Sears and Slocum) and Haight and Bates. By defeat- 
ing Collier and Phillips, 6-1, 6-3, and Haight and 
Bates, 7-5, 6-2, and Hoffman and Sanborn, 6-2, 6-3, 
6-3, the purses were captured by the California Club's 
pony team who played with great precision, particu- 
larlv in bumping down the side line which netted 
them many points. 

Tobin and Hubbard left early this week for Chicago, 
where they will take an active part in the Western 
Double Championship, and later will journey farther 
East where Hubbard will be seen, probably at New- 
port in the Singles Championship of America. 

W. H. Taylor, Jr., the present champion, has about 
retired from tennis as far as tournament play is con- 
cerned, but, of course, will play occasionally at the 
California Club courts for the benefit of the many 
young players there who have already been greatly 
benefited by watching the strokes as they are played 
by him. Taylor certainly has a record to be proud of. 
For the past five years he has captured the champion- 
ship, and not only that but he has lost but three 
sets during that time, and all those were won by Hub- 

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Dear Miss Matilda:— Of despots, the most 
intolerable is the fire cracker. During his brief 
reign reading becomes a lost art, and to hear 
is to be deafened. Therefore I have only 
skipped, and if you will be daring enough 
to take up the same volumes, you will 
admire my constancy in going that far. 
Two of them are marine stories, endur- 
able only from Clark Russell. The ordi- 
nary sailor is among the least interesting 
of men; unless he has been unfortunate he 
has little to talk about. His experiences are 
confined to a few feet of deck. His mind 
seldom wanders beyond the contemplation of 
rope. However fascinating the mighty roll of 
the ocean in the abstract, after a few voyages it 
becomes an everlasting bore. Unless, then an 
author can give one a series of seascapes, 
wonderful arrangements of words which seem 
to concentrate the sob and the motion of the 
element as Russell does, marine tales are 
excellent to avoid. 

There is "The Mate of the Vancouver." 
This is supposed to be told by said mate, Tom 
Ticehurst, evidently a good enough fellow in 
his way, and half is devoted to describing an 
eventful trip from Melbourne to San Francisco. 
It is full of the strange incidents one reads in 
" Water Front Notes." The captain a drunk- 
ard, his wife in love with the said Ticehurst, 
who has found the goddess of his idolatry in 
one of the passengers, Miss Elsie Fleming — 
"the fairest, sweetest maid I ever saw, with 
long golden hair, bright blue eyes and a neat 
little figure." Is it any wonder he fell deeply 
in love ? This unique and interesting type 
would undoubtedly fascinate a mummy, much 
less a stout, strong, heavy personage such as 
said mate depicts himself. But between Helen, 
the other lady, Matthias, who is rather handy 
with a knife and entertainingly revengeful, Mr. 
Mackenzie, a prospector, and others, the story 
ambles along to the climax, which, of course, 
is the marriage of Tom Ticehurst and Elsie 
Fleming with all the 'trimmings" — as they 
say in Chicago. 

The other marine book, "In a Steamer 
Chair," is decidedly amusing. That is, the 
| short stories are. There is a " Mrs. Tremain," 
I a lovely flirtatious creature who enjoys the 
I conquests that her wonderful eyes make. Of 
i course she has scores of admirers and, with 
j feminine obtuseness, chose the least worthy 
for her dear friend. Had it not been for the 
interference of a nice young fellow who had 
fallen deeply and truly in love with her, it is 
: dreadful to think of the trouble that would 
have occurred. "An International Row " is 
a curious little tale about an episode on the 
Atlantic. "A Ladies' Man " tells of Mrs. 
Scrivener-Yapling whose business is that of a 
chaperon. She is conducting fifteen nice young 
women to Europe, and positively refuses to per- 
mit them converse with the pleasant young 
■ men, their fellow passengers. Her conduct nat- 
urally excites indignation. She is denounced 
in the smoking room, but finds a defender in 
I a seveie-looking personage, Mr. Kensington, 
who is traveling with a veiled lady. This 
individual shows how good and correct Mrs. 
Yapling's position is, and subsequently he 
assumes the onerous position of assistant chap- 
eron. Such a reputation for goodness and 
morality he makes for himself by the time they 
i reach Liverpool that everyone on board believes 
[ him a saint. Alas, as they descend the gang- 
j plank, who should emerge but Mrs. Kensing- 
! ton, and then it transpires that the veiled 
I female is no other than the wife of a church 
member he has run away with. 

The other stories are all excellent. "The 

Purser's Story, " is a clever bit of work ; there 
is a touch of true pathos in " Miss McMil- 
lan; " " Plodkin's Electric Bath, " is very 
thrilling, and the "Case of Fever, " is quite 
dramatic. If you are going to Del Monte on 
Saturday buy the book to read on the way 
down. As you read with respectable swiftness 
you will have come to page 278 by San Jose. 

Why I should even mention "The Famih 
Physician " I cannot imagine. It is a type of 
tale that fits comfortably under the title 
" rubbish." A ridiculous, exaggerated, impos- 
sible, and commonplace story, it has no raison 
d'etre, and but little pretensions to English. 
The hero is a doctor of splendid appearance, 
clever and good, who is yet misunderstood 
and misjudged He falls in love with the 
wrong woman, of course, sees her married to 
a rival, then commits matrimony with an old- 
maid, and runs off with a buxom servant. In 
the meantime, in a terrible quarrel he has 
slain the successful rival, and then escapes to 
England, finally returns, is acquitted, and 
marries his original Dorothy — it may be said 
the buxom servant's name was also Dorothy. 

As a rule I am not inclined to recommend 
Adolph Belot to my friends and I do not be- 
lieve ' ' Reaping the Whirlwind ' ' could be 
made a fair exception. This is a very French 
tale and it tells of a banker, two artists, two 
wives, and a daughter. The three women, it 
is unnecessary to say, are beautiful in the 
manner that other ladies of this author's crea- 
tion indulge in. For instance, one learns that 
the daughter who is married to the artist ' ' is 
plump, but sufficiently supple and slender, 
that her lips are delicately fashioned and her 
bust round and firm." 

There is a Virginie Duvallon — if anything 
a little too plump. She has full red lips with 
very white teeth, high coloring, small ears 
and arms, rather too robust but tapering to 
wrists, the smallest and supplest imaginable. 
Quite a drama in this book but of the forbid- 
den kind — the daughter falls in love with her 
mother's lover, one of the said artists, and the 
complications are really dreadful — suicide, 
war, etc. Oraci.k, K. B. 


" The Mate o the Vancouver," by Morley Roberts. 
Cassell Publishing Company, publishers. 

"In a Steamer Chair," by Robert Barr. Cassell 
Publishing Company, publishers, For sale by Wm. 

"The Family Physician," W. D. Rowland, pub- 
lisher. For sale by San Francisco News Company. 

"Reaping the Whirlwind," by Adolph Helot. W. 
I). Rowland, publisher. The San Francisco News 




And several magnificent pictures have 
just arrived from Europe, and are now 
being framed in our factory. TheRe 
will be added to our collection, and 
will be on exhibition in a few days. 

Owing to the necessary preparations 
for moving to ouv new building, now 
in course of erection, we will sell all 
our Paintings and other goods at 
Greatly Reduced Prices. 

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Issued Weekly from Office of Publication at San 


San Francisco, July 9, 1892. 


The dignity of labor, roused from its peace, 
fulness by the inhumanity of a great philan- 
thropist, has taken on the savagery of barber- 
ism, and a battle has been fought at Home- 
stead more cruel and ferocious and with 
deadlier results than any struggle of the 
late war, in proportion to the number of men] 
engaged. No occurrence growing out of the 
interminable fight of Labor with Capital has 
so horrified the country as this sanguinary 
battle between the locked-out workingmen 
of the Homestead Steel Works and the Pink- 
erton guards. It bears a noticeable like- 
ness to the scenes that marked the river war- 
fare of the rebellion; where the invaded, 
vastly superior in numbers, and with every 
modern appliance that makes war dreadful, 
sought to save themselves by exterminating 
the invader. But the struggle was attended 
by scenes of ruthlessness scarcely to be 
believed; flags of truce were riddled, the! 
heralds who carried them were brutally mur- 
dered; and when the invaders surrendered, 
with the promise that no further violence 
should be done them, they were cruelly 
beaten, maimed, and killed. But there were 
women among the strikers. 

The employes of the Homestead Steel Works 
refused to consider a proposition to reduce the 
minimum scale of wages, which would give 
the man who was working for $9 a week about 
57.50. There was no decrease in the price of 
steel, and the firm had large contracts with the 
Government at high figures; Mr. Carnegie 
was still making presentations of libraries and 
moneys, and writing books on the benefit of' 
protection; his workmen decided to strike, but 
the Company forestalled them by locking them 
out. Carnegie then prepared for a siege, and 
the Pinkerton guards were thrown at the men 
to goad them to riot. No sane person, knowing , 
the temper of the 5000 workingmen of Home- 
stead, could have thought that a peaceful 1 
landing could have been effected. The em- 1 
ployed knew that the presence of the private 
police meant starvation for themselves; that 
workmen would be brought in under protec- 
tion of the guards, and that their wives and 
children would suffer with them in the 
loss of their "jobs." This strike, therefore, 
diners from many others in that the men 
did not ask for higher pay, they did not de- 
mand fewer hours' work for the same wages; 
they merely asked that they be allowed to 
labor at the old rate, which was barely suffi- 

cient to keep clothes on their backs and put 
food in their stomachs ; keeping body and soul 
together would not be a fit expression, as the 
workmen in the protected industries of Penn- 
sylvania are known to have no souls. 

The responsibility for the strike is on Mr. 
Carnegie; the blood of the Hessian police and 
starving workmen is on his hands. Strikers 
in the future will learn a lesson in the work 
of Wednesday, and if labor that is now scorned 
and oppressed is not shortly given a more 
equitable share of the profits of manufacture 
and commerce, the struggle that is being 
waged between it and capital will no longer 
be fought with pen and voice, but will be set- 
tled as was the trouble at Homestead, with 
rifle and cannon and dynamite. 


A gentleman named Albert A. Pope, who 
resides in that far-famed centre of intelligence, 
Boston, has addressed me an open letter in 
which he asks me to write something on a 
subject which he says will "hasten the com- 
ing in of a nobler civilization and a wider 
Christianity." Mr. Pope's letter is quite long 
— covering four pages of closely printed mat- 
ter — and as I have been struggling all my 
life, not only to hasten the coming in of a 
nobler civilization and a wider Christianity, 
but to make them both come in at once, I have 
read his letter carefully to ascertain if his 
theory was any better than mine. 

My theory is very simple. I believe that if 
the people can be persuaded to become tem- 
perate and industrious, and can be educated 
in a manner calculated to balance the unbal- 
anced intellects among them, a nobler civiliza- 
tion and a wider Christianity will not long 
stand on the order of their coming. Mr. 
Pope's theory, however, is altogether differ- 
ent. He thinks that the coming in of these 
things can be precipitated by an exhibit at 
the World's Fair. 

This exhibit is not to take the form of a 
moral lesson or an intellectual feast, a tem- 
perance lecture or an orthodox sermon, but it 
is to consist of a separate department for the 
presentation of improved machinery .'or mak- 
ing roads ! In other words, Mr. Pope thinks 
that good roads throughout the United States 
will hasten the events of which he speaks. 
In his mind there is a close affinity between a 
wider Christianity and models of fences, 
asphaltum concrete, rock breakers, street 
sprinklers, and wheelbarrows. 

I am quite sure that Mr. Pope has made a 
mistake in addressing his letter to me. I am 
not any more able to see the connection 
between Christianity and a steam plow for 
road building, than I am to discern the rela- 
tions of a nobler civilization and a stump 
puller. Steam plows and stump pullers may 
be good things for constructing roads, but 
never having built a road I am not prepared 
at this time to admit that they are superior to 
an Irishman with a pick and shovel. Indeed, 
as I reflect upon the problem, I am inclined 
to believe that a good, stout representative of 

the Green Isle is not inferior to anything yet 
discovered in road building. 

I am compelled to concede, however, that 
there is a remote connection between good 
roads and Christianity, though Mr. Pope has 
not pointed it out. Good roads are calculated 
to reduce the amount of profanity among 
teamsters and improve their chances of 
Heaven. Whether it is desirable to have any 
teamsters in Heaven, provided the rest of us 
intend going there, is altogether another ques- 
tion. I am not prepared at this moment to 
give an opinion upon it. I have referred Mr. 
Pope's letter to Superintendent of Streets 
Gilleran, with a recommendation that he 
patronize him. I do not know whether Mr. 
Pope is financially interested in a plow, a 
rock breaker, or a stump extractor. 


The unique collection of discredited poli- 
ticians and shrill-voiced females who assem-' 
bled on the Fourth of July at Omaha and 
called themselves the People's Party, will, I 
have no doubt, be looked upon by the average 
man as an absurd gathering of cranks. A 
great deal of color will be given to this view 
by an analysis of the record of the Presiden- 
tial candidate, General Weaver. Whatever 
of sincerity there might have been in the per- 
sonal expressions of the delegates, was, to a 
certain extent, refuted by this nomination. 
Weaver was first elected to Congress as an 
Independent Republican and while there he 
acted with that party. In 1SS0 he was the 
Greenback candidate for President. Two 
years later he was re-elected to Congress as a 
Greenbacker. Now he is the Presidential can- 
didate of a free silver party. 

If anyone can discover from General Wea- 
ver's political career what his financial or 
other views are he will have to possess great 
powers of discernment. In 1 880 he was a fiat 
money advocate; to-day he is for the free coin- 
age of silver. There is but one point at which 
these two systems meet. One might gather 
from Weaver's support of them that he was a 
consistent inflationist whatever form the infla- 
tion might take. No doubt, if bologna sau- 
sages were money he would be in favor of 
immediately converting all the dogs of the 
country into those indigestible articles. 

But it must be remembered, with all this, 
that the People's Party Convention at Omaha 
was attended by 1200 earnest men and 
women. The platform put forth by these 
persons will not, probably, cut much of a figure 
in this campaign, but the popular grievances 
to which it gives tongue may take root and 
bear fruit at some future time. Nothing is so 
plain at the present moment as the fact that 
the country and the government is rapidly 
falling into the hands of a few brutally avari- 
cious men. Sixty years ago there was not a 
single millionaire in New York City. To-day 
there are over a thousand. Then patriotism, 
statesmanship, political purity, honesty, and 
virtue triumphed everywhere. To-day Boodle 
is King. 


1 1 


I whispers laconically 
tock! tick-tock! 

Finis.' Tick-tock! tick- 

I saw one long year in a glass of maras- 
chino last night. 

An unwritten page — the earth. It is 
already white, and snowing still. 

Each day — each hour — a man may die, but 
it is only once in a twelvemonth that a year 
dies, and one is dying now. 

The old clock grins in its gold on ebony, 
and its spectral hands wave solemnly. 

Adieu, old year! 

In ten minutes you will have ceased to 
exist. You, with your follies, your sacrifices, 
sublime, trivial, gay, mad, and sad, will find 
a grave under the snows out-of-doors and the 
thick dust of memories. 

And the old clock grins in its gold on 
ebony. It is growing cynical. Will nothing 
end? Ah, for rest! Rest! Never! Just 
tick-tock! tick-tock! To be born! Tick-tock! 
To suffer! Tick-tock! To enjoy! Tick-tock! 
And then to die! Tick-tock! Bah! Hark! 
The old clock grinning in gold on ebony 
waves its hands and speaks. 

Midnight! The year is dead. But the old j 
clock is not thinking of that. He is already 
forgotten. But in twelve distinct tones she — 
the old clock — greets the wailing, feeble year 
that is being born. And she sees a woman 
take her lover's head between the palms of her 
hands and kiss him — one kiss for each muffled 
note — one kiss for each month of the infant 
year. One! Hesitating, reluctant, yet bliss- 
ful. A promise — near — so near. Two! Ten- 
der with assurance — he is hers — she is his. 
Oh, the divine mystery ! Three! A thought, 
a foreboding. What we have we do not 
always keep. This kiss held the prophecy of 
a farewell. Four! Now! Why think? The 
moment is enough. Each kiss is an eternity. 
And, after all, what has been is forever ours. 
Nothing can take it away. Five! Dear New 
Year, we salute thee! You are alone! Poor 
fellow! And we — have each other. Six! It 
is a habit — this kiss. Not as bewildering, but 
sweet, nevertheless. Seven ! A new awaken- 
ing to the realization of love. It is still ours — 
our own. Eight! Wistful — tender — "Yes, 
dear; I love you— I do, indeed! Why do you 
doubt me ? " But she turns her face now to the 
shadows. Will the old clock grinning in gold 
on ebony never have done ? Nine! It is late. 
Yes — I love you. Why do I kiss you ? Be- 
cause we are lovers — is it not so ? Ten ! Hear 
the clock tick! How cold it is! What! A 
tear ? Then ! Eleven ! I shall never forget 
you. You have filled my life with sweetness, 
like a flower. You are the sweetest woman I 
ever knew ! Ah ! Twelve! 

Pray, what is the greatest platitude ? Love. 
And what is greater than the greatest? A 
last kiss. 

And so, like the tones of the bell — like the 
twelve kisses of the woman — were the months 
of the year. 

And the old clock grinning in gold on ebony 

The cars are lazy to-night, and creep upon 
their rails. My thoughts have stolen their 
bells, and fly through space. Some hansom 
wheels grate upon the curb. 
I "Cab, sir?" 

A speck of mud flecks the purity of my 
faultless coat-sleeve. 

I have lived it all — all — before. 

In another second it has gone. Where ? 

Which is the more wonderful ? To grasp 
and hold a fragment — a tattered bit — of a lost 
pre-existence, or, having once held, to again 
lose, and forever ? 

" Cab, sir ? " 

Doubtless it was upon some boulevard on 
Mars ! Or was it Jupiter ? No ! I am 
inclined to think it must have been some- 
where in Orion. I have always felt a weak- 
ness for Orion. 

And she was waiting for me, then, also ? 

1 107. 

Was that the number of her house, then ? 
How can I tell— when it is all over? It was 
a flash-light turned from my brain into space. 
And it has ended — if a thing so brief can 

Again the wheels on the curb. It is her 

"You ask too much!" I growl to the 
driver. He argues over his shoulder from 
where he sits, a clod outlined against the 
heavens. I mutter : 

" You are mad ! Imbecile ! " 

And as I turn to watch him rocking off 
down the narrow street like a pygmy astride 
a monster with two fiery eyes, I add : 

" And so perhaps are we all." 

* * ***** 

My glass of maraschino is but half full 
now, but that half is molten flame. 

And we made a little trip to Happy-land. 
And it was all very real — almost as real as a 
dream. And you and I were in a little boat — 
such a little boat. It was impossible to be 
very far apart in such a little boat. And I do 
not recall that we regretted this. It was too 
early for regrets. They come later, when the 
river is frozen and the reeds are dumb. 

The shore was shadowy — as shadow)- as all 
reality — and lighted only by fireflies. Some 
were tangled in her hair. They had taken it 
for summer dusk. 

And he said, " Can you steer?" But the 
witchery of the night made the words tender. 
And she answered, softly: 

"Yes. Which way?" 

And the moon smiled wanly, and threw her 
mantle upon the laughing water before them. 

"To the moon," whispered he, wistfully 
staring at the pathway of light. 

And she smiled merrily as she cried, 
" Remember there is a man there." 

" Therefore — for that reason alone — we will 
not go there." 

But she cho c e the path which the moon had 

made with her mantle. They were very 
happy. And the path took them to a patch 
of rushes — whispering reeds lo*t long ago by 
Pan. Beneath them the shallows gleamed 
like opals. 

Here they drifted, while the reeds rattled 
against the sides of their boat, and said : 

" Remain; do not hurry away." 

But the rushing currents argued : 

"Nonsense ! It is growing late, and I am 
due at the city yonder. Come with me." 

And over the city rushed a dark cloud of 
smoke; but above it shone the stars. 

Then for long moments only the quarrelling 
and wrestling of the reeds and the currents 
were heard. After that a woman's voice : 
" We are fools. Do you know it ? " 

And then a man's voice : 

" If we are, we are happy. It is better 
be a happy fool than sad and wise. Let 
be fools 

when people begin 
t end ? " 

having another argu 

Then she : " But 
being fools, how will 
He said nothing, 




ment, but the woman asked the curious 

reeds : 

" Are the Wise fools ? " Lap ! lap ! lap ! 
The reeds replied, earnestly : 
" No, the Fools are wise."' Rustle ! rustle ! 
rustle ! 

My glass of maraschino is nearlv empty. 
It has grown dull and colorless. I hold it to 
the light. 

The dinner was not bad. On the whole, 
that is much to say of a dinner. And did 1 
hear of the scandal ? Which ? There are so 
many. And do I believe in ghosts ? Yes. 
Laugh if you like; but listen. 

Last night I walked alone just at the chilly 
twilight in the deserted, cheerless little park. 
A little snow gleamed in patches here and 
there about the roots of the gaunt trees, 
while the autumn sky brooded dull and deso- 
late over the spinning earth. 

An icy wind blew mockingly through the 
shuddering grasses, tore the shriveled pansies 
from where they lay at the feet of the statues, 
and whirled the long rows of gas jets in a 
hideous reel as it sped down the avenue. 
The stars were muffled in mists, reflecting 
themselves on the wet asphalt, from which 
the roll of cabs was beating out a little dreary 

" It is over I " was the refrain of the wheels. 

And there — as I stood — I saw some ghosts 
of last spring. 

Close to the curb stood a phantom hansom. 
I heard its wheels grate upon the curb. Its 
lamps reflected themselves redly in the pud- 
dles. It was very real. The phantom horse 
—a sad spirit from horse-heaven — was weep- 
ing mournfully as it turned its large eyes 
toward me. Upon the box sat a phantom 

" Cab, sir?" 

And upon the curb stocd a phantom man 
with a phantom speck of mud upon his coat 
sleeve. I give you my word it was all very 


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real. He stood with the yellow light of a cafe 
behind him. He was tall, with a certain 
haughty poise of his reckless head. And I 
knew who it was even before I heard him give 
the curt command: 
" 1 107 Street." 

And then there was a slam, a snap of a 
whip, a rattle, and these four ghosts disap- 

Yes. You have guessed it. It was the ghost 
of my old self who said: 
" 1 107 Street." 

"She?" She has moved. Some one else 
lives at 1 107. Again you are right. She is 

' And as for me ! Well, je suis ce qui je 
suis .' " 

And the glass of maraschino is empty. 

Johanna Staats. 






— BY— 



L R. Stockweli Lessee and Proprietor 

Alf Elltng house Business Manager 

~j"The Most Magnificent and Perfectly t 
^ Equipped Playhouse in America ! \^ 

Augustiu Daly's Company 
of Comodinns 

JUlA Uth. 






"Xj^lST "won. id" 

"School for Scandal" 

Monday, July iSth I 

Wednesday Matinee | 

Wednesday Evening | 

Thursday, Friday, 
Saturday Matinee 

Saturday Kvening 




Prices: %i.oo, f&go, $1.00 and 50c. 





b > an exceedingly amusing piece in which the 
characters enjoy some degree of naturalness; 
the situations are ludicrous and the dialogue 

, IM . ,. . . , ?j\ . • . bright. The mummers are all artists, and an 

ihededicatumof a temple to/I hespis is an excellent pe r f ormance may be expected. 

event of more than ordinary importance .to „ . , _ _ ,. ,, .„ , 
a city or State: it pre-supposes growth of ° n '; St \ T T £ e , L ° st ^^adise will be 
intellect, forwardness of civilization, and a presented by Mr. Frohman s Stock Company, 
demand for enlightenment that have their whicl 2, i»'-l" des W ham Morris Orrin John- 
apotheosis in the setting up of a new pulpit. son j c >' nl Scott Odette Taylor, Maud Adams, 
Players and playhouses are auxiliaries in the a , nd . ^^kins. This is the company 
civilizing forces of the world, and when the that played Men and \\ omen with so much 
Government begins to realize this, we shall su . ccess here - Its return will be looked for 
have theatres under Governmental support, Wlth 'Merest. 

plavs produced bv sanction of law, the good Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels have done an 

in the drama will'be fostered, and the evil will excellent business at the Bush Street Theatre 

be denied a hearing. this week, and there is every likelihood of a 

The opening of Stockwell's Theatre on splendid run for the season. The new features 
Thursdav night was a decided success. To the are worth seeing, and although the old favor- 
dedication came many things that were calcu- ites have been received with favor, the new 
lated to arouse interest, notably the appear- men have also made big hits. Next week 

ance of Mr. Daly's Company. Occupying as will be the last of the minstrels. 

it does the place of honor on the right hand Reed and Collier are doing well at the 

of Thespis, this troupe has in itself so much California. The plain Charles received his 

that is magnetic that its performances any- old-time reception, and his " Chicken To- 

where are success-winning. males" was just as good as ever. " Hoss 

The theatre stood the last and crucial test and Hoss " defies criticism; its only reason for 

on Thursday evening. Artists could say that existing is the fact thet it makes people laugh, 

it was a pretty house: that its adornments As it does that, it scores an excellent purpose, 

were in such good taste that the eye wandered and will succeed. 

with delight from pit to dome, from family i = 

box to proscenium; others could give positive BALDWIN THEATRE 

assurance that the seats were marvels in com- u. havman & Co Proprietor* 

fort and ease, but no one could say that a 4LFRED BoDV,ER Mana *" 

mummer could be heard from the stage to the ONE WEEK ! 

dress circle without making an apopletic dis- Opening Monday, July 11th 

play of himself. The acoustic properties are x » . _ „ ,. 

^ J . 1 v m i a A Glorious Comedy! 

^"must admit to a feeling of regret at the fjl HRIM A Joy I'orever! 

reception given the Daly people. When the U ijUA IJTl lllil | As presented nearly 
curtain rose (and I purposely omit more par- I * 1 hi'xew York 

ticular mention of this important feature of i in presentmg at this Theatre ti>. 

the decorations, merelv Contenting myself With I'ouhle Bill of dorian* and The Major's Appointment. 

,. . , j. . c Mr. ('has. Frohy.ian invites attention to the unusual excellency 

asking II aCCldeilt Or design IS responsible IOr of the several ila\ers whom he has been al.le to cast 

the likeness to Tom Reed that one of the ta the thn-wj^Ttoj^oftt. original 

Clipid's Wears ? ) OI1 the first SCene Of ' ' As YOU Mr. F. J. Ileuley, Mr. Frederick Bond, Mr. Chas. II. We IN, Mr Edwin 
T .F T , ,, j c c i • i_i Stevens, Mr. Joseph Allen, Miss Henrietta Crossman, Miss May Bob- 

Like It, a corporal s guard ot unlasnionably son, Dm Margaret RoMoson, Mr. Henry Robson, Mr.TnoB. a . Wlae 

kind people were present; their applause) .-gloeiana- precedldl^ry Evening at by 

sounded hollow; during almost all of the first Tlio Major's Appointment. 

act the crowd poured in, and when the curtain moisdav, jui v i8th 

(I have nothing more to say of that) went down frohmans stock company of new york 

the place WaS filled. Presenting their Latest Success, 

It would be useless to say anything of the J* TH E T6Tf PAR ADISE. « 
play as produced by the company. New l^*. A «»»»»*^ J » JkA «.«*A«.*. I »*»» JkJkJk-1- . - ^^l J .* 

methods of criticism must be invented if a 

critic would speak of Ada Rehan; adulation NEW CALIFORNIA THEATRE. 

has bowed SO often before that divine Creature Handsomest Theatre in the World. 

that a storm of indignation would be raised AL ■ hayman & Co Proprietor 

. ... i i j . . t J. J. Gottlob Manager 

against the person who dared suggest that her ! 

Rosalind is little better than that of another P [) P A Notice* From All Papers!! 

actress, the magic of whose form and face and (jKcA 1 fi^^JaiiSXSSin 

power on Thursday night had still force to Are but the yatar ^ Result9 of .„ 

beg comparison. In individual parts, "As Entertaining a Performance M 

You Like It " has been more pleasurably pro- RE>I0I> a\? COL/IvIE/R 

duced in this city; there have been greater Mar the Laacfaiag Pabite, in 

Dukes, better Cynics and i brighter Motleys; HOSS AND HOSS 

but, as a whole, from the bright and shining 

head to the obscure supernumerary, the pro- 0n '>' ° re NWk More = 

duction was the most enjoyable that I have COM1W G - «»o»h«» kov^ltt - 'TP IMP. 

seen. • ~ 

This afternoon begins "The Last Word," NEW BUSH ST. THEATRE 

and following that is a repertorv that will MR. M. B. I.EAVITT Lessee and Proprietor 

delight all. It is the hope of all 'that Stock- CHAS - p> HALI - Mana * er 

well's will continue as well as it has begun. POSITIVELY LAST WEEK 

After a most successful engagement, Francis IT <^ w f ^ y»l /' 

Wilson tears himself away Ibis evening. His FlclVCl IV O 
" Merry Monarch" and "Lion Tamer" will 

live long in the regard of San Franciscans. lvl PI QlOi^ i^r"i 

On Monday he will be followed by Charles IViaO LVJUUI I 

Frohman's Company in the farce-comedy kntire change | l\/f" X 1 

Gloriana," which will theu have its first pro- PRQ ^ MB IVlinStrelS 

duction m this city. The new comedy is from | 

the French, and had remarkable runs in Next Week, July 18th, 

Paris, London, and New York It is said to Marie Hubert Frohman in "THE WITCH. " 





The "Gibrontus," of the Hot Cross Bun 
Line, was at one time the best ship of that 
justly celebrated fleet. All steamships, have, 
of course, their turn at the head of a fleet until 
a better boat is built, but the " Gibrontus " is 
even now, a reasonably fast and popular boat. 
An accident happened on board the " Gibron- 
tus " some years ago, which was of small im- 
portance to the general public, but of some 
moment to Richard Keeling — for it killed him. 
The poor man got only a line or two in the 
papers when the steamer arrived at New York, 
and then they spelled his name wrong. It 
had happened something like this: Keeling 
was wandering around very late at night, 
when he should have been in his bunk, and 
he stepped on a dark place that he thought 
was solid. As it happened, there was noth- 
ing between him and the bottom of the hold 
but space. They buried Keeling at sea, and 
the officers knew absolutely nothing about the 
matter when inquisitive passengers, hearing 
rumors, questioned them. This state of things 
very often exists both on sea and land, as 
far as officials are concerned. Mrs. Keeling, 
who had been left in England while her hus- 
band went to America to make his fortune, 
and tumbled down a hole instead, felt ag- 
grieved at the company. The company said 
that Keeling had no business to be nosing 
around dark places on the deck at that time of 
night, and doubtless their contention was just. 
Mrs. Keeling, on the other hand, held that a 
steamer had no right to have such man-traps 
open at any time, night or day, without hav- 
ing them properly guarded, and in that she 
was also probably correct. The company was 
very sorry, of course, that the thing had oc- 
curred; but they refused to pay for Keeling 
unless compelled to do so by the law of the 
land, and there matters stood. No one can 
tell what the law of the land will do when it 
is put in motion, although many people 
thought that if Mrs. Keeling had brought a 
suit against the Hot Cross Bun Company, she 
would have won it. But Mrs. Keeling was a 
poor woman, and you have to put a penny in 
the slot when you want the figures of justice 
to work, so the unfortunate creature signed 
something which the lawyer of the company 
had written out, and accepted the few pounds 
which Keeling had paid for Room 1 8 on the 
" Gibrontus " It would seem that this ought 
to have settled the matter, for the lawyer told 
Mrs. Keeling he thought the company acted 
very generously in refunding the passage 
money; but it didn't settle the matter. Within 
a year from that time, the company volunta- 
rily paid Mrs. Keeling ,£2100 for her husband. 
Now that the occurrence is called to your 
mind, you will, perhaps, remember the editorial 
one of the leading London dailies had on the 
extraordinary circumstance, in which it was 
very ably shown that the old saying about 
corporations having no souls to be condemned, 
or bodies to be kicked, did not apply in these 
days of commercial honor and integrity. It 
was a very touching editorial, and it caused 
tears to be shed on the Stock Exchange, the 
members having had no idea, before reading 
it, that they were so noble and generous. 

How, then, was it that the Hot Cross Bun 
Company did this commendable act, when 
their lawyer took such pains to clear them of 
all legal liability ? The purser of the ' ' Gibron- 

tus," who is now old and superannuated, could 
probably tell you if he liked. * 

When the negotiations with Mrs. Keeling 
had been brought to a satisfactory conclusion 
by the lawyer of the company, and when that 
gentleman was rubbing his hands over his 
easy victory, the good ship " Gibrontus" was 
steaming out of the Mersey on her way to 
New York. The stewards in the grand saloon 
were busy getting things in order for dinner, 
when a wan and gaunt passenger spoke to one 
of them. 

" Where have you placed me at table ? " he 

" What name, sir? " asked the steward. 
" Keeling." 

The steward looked along the main tables, 
up one side and down the other, reading the 
cards, but nowhere did he find the name he 
was in search of. Then he looked at the 
small tables, but also without success. 

" How do you spell it, sir ? " he asked the 
patient passenger. 

" K-double-e-l-i-n-g." 

" Thank you, sir." 

Then he looked up and down the four rows 
of names on the passenger list he held in his 
hand, but finally shook his head. 

" I can't find your name on the passenger 
list," he said. " I'll speak to the purser, sir."' 

" I wish you would," replied the passenger 
in a listless way, as if he had not much inter- 
est in the matter. The passenger, whose 
name was not on the list, waited until the 
steward returned. 

" Would you mind stepping into the purs- 
er's room for a moment, sir? I'll show you 
the way, sir." 

When the passenger was shown into the 
purser's room that official said to him, in the 
urbane manner of pursers: 

" Might I look at your ticket, sir? " 

The passenger pulled a long pocketbook 
from the inside of his coat, opened it, and 
handed the purser the document it contained. 
The purser scrutinized it sharply, and then 
referred to a list he had on the desk before 

" This is very strange," he said at last. " I 
never knew such a thing to occur before, 
although, of course, it is always possible. The 
people on shore have in some unaccountable 
manner left your name out of yiy list. I am 
sorry you have been put to any inconvenience, 

"There has been no inconvenience so far," 
said the passenger, "and I trust there will be 
none. You find the ticket regular, I pre- 
sume ? " 

" Quite so — quite so," replied the purser. 
Then, to the waiting steward, " Give Mr. 
Keeling any place he prefers at the table 
which is not already taken. You have room 

" That was what I bought at Liverpool." 

" Well, I see you have the room to yourself, 
and I hope you will find it comfortable. Have 
you ever crossed with us before, sir ? I seem 
to recollect your face." 

" I have never been in America." 

" Ah ! I see so many faces, of course, that 
I sometimes fancy I know a man when I don't. 
Well, I hope you will have a pleasant voyage, 

" Thank you." 

No. 18 was not a popular passenger. People 
seemed instinctively to shrink from him, 
although it must be admitted that he made no 
advances. All went well until the " Gibrontus " 
was about half-way over. One forenoon the 
chief officer entered the captain's room with a 
pale face, and, shutting the door after him, 
said : 

" I am very sorry to have to report, sir, 

that one of the passengers has fallen into the 

" Good Heavens ! " cried the captain. " Is he 
hurt ? " 

" He is killed, sir." 

The captain stared aghast at his subordi- 

" How did it happen ? I gave the strictest 
orders that those places were on no account to 
be left unguarded." 

Although the company had held to Mrs. 
Keeling that the captain was not to blame, 
their talk with that gentleman was of an 
entirely different tone. 

"That is the strauge part of it, sir. The 
hatch has not been opened this voyage, sir, 
and was securely bolted down." 

" Nonsense ! Nobody will believe such a 
story ! Someone has been careless ! Ask the 
purser to come here, please." 

When the purser saw the body, he rec- 
ollected, and came as near fainting as a purser 

They dropped Keeling overboard in the 
night, and the whole affair was managed so 
quietly that nobody suspected anything, and, 
what is the most incredible thing in this 
story, the New York papers did not have a 
word about it. What the Liverpool office 
said about the matter nobody knows, but it 
must have stirred up something like a breeze 
in that strictly business locality. It is likely 
they pooh-poohed the whole affair, for, strange 
to say, when the purser tried to corroborate 
the story with the dead man's ticket the docu- 
ment was nowhere to be found. 

The " Gibrontus" started out on her next 
voyage from Liverpool with all her colors 
flying, but some of her officers had a vague 
feeling of unrest within them which reminded 
them of the time they first sailed on the 
heaving seas. The purser was seated in his 
room, busy, as pursers always are at the 
beginning of a voyage, when there was a rap 
at the door. 

" Come in ! " shouted the important official, 
and there entered unto him a stranger, who 
said : 

' ' Are you the purser ? ' ' 

" Yes, sir. What can I do for you ? " 

" I have room No. 18." 

" What !" cried the purser, with a gasp, 
almost jumping from his chair. Then he 
looked at the robust man before him, and sank 
back with a sigh of relief. It was not Keel- 

"I have room No. 18," continued the pas- 
senger, "and the arrangement I made with 
your people in Liverpool was that I was to have 
the room to myself. I do a great deal of ship- 
ping over your " 

"Yes, my dear sir," said the purser, after 






having looked rapidly over his list, " you 
have No. 18 to yourself." 

" So I told the man who is unpacking his 
luggage there; but he showed me his ticket, 
and it was issued before mine. I can't quite 
understand why your people should " 

" What kind of a looking man is he ? " 

" A thin, unhealthy, cadaverous man, who 
doesn't look as if he would last till the voyage 
ends. I don't want him for a room mate, if I 
have to have one, I think you ought " 

" I will, sir. I will make it all right. I 
suppose, if it should happen that a mistake- 
has been made, and he has the prior claim to 
the room, you would not mind taking No. 24 
— it is a larger and better room." 

" That will suit me exactly." 

So the purser locked his door and went 
down to No. 18. 

" Well," he said to its occupant. 

"Well," answered Mr. Keeling, looking up 
at him with his cold and fishy eyes. 

" You're here again, are you ? " 

" I'm here again, and I will be here again. 
And again and again, and again and again." 

"Now, what the " Then the purser 

hesitated a moment, and thought perhaps he 
had better not swear, with that icy, clammy 
gaze fixed upon him. "What object have 
you in all this ? " 

"Object ? The very simple one of making 
your company live up to its contract. From 
Liverpool to New York, my ticket reads. I 
paid for being landed in the United States, 
not for being dumped overboard in mid-ocean. 
Do you think you can take me over? You 
have had two tries at it and have not suc- 
ceeded. Yours is a big and powerful com- 
pany, too." 

" If you know we can't do it, then why do 
you ? " The purser hesitated. 

" Pester you with my presence ? " suggested 
Mr. Keeling. " Because I want you to do 
justice. Two thousand pounds is the price, 
and I will raise it one hundred pounds 
every trip." 

This time the New York papers got hold of 
the incident, but not of its peculiar features. 
They spoke of the extraordinary carelessness of 
the officers in allowing practically the same 
accident to occur twice on the same boat. 
When the Gibrontus reached Liverpool all the 
officers, from the captain down, sent in their 
resignations. Most of the sailors did not take 
the trouble to resign, but cut for it. The \ 
managing director was annoyed at the news- 
paper comments, but laughed at the rest of j 
the story. He was invited to come over and 
interview Keeling for his own satisfaction, 
most of the officers promising to remain on the 
ship if he did so. He took Room 18 himself. 
What happened I do not know, for the purser 
refused to sail again on the " Gibrontus, " and ' 
was given another ship. 

But this much is certain. When the manag- 
ing director got back, the company gener- , 
ously paid Mrs. Keeling $2100. — From "In 
a Steamer Chair." {The Cassell Publishing 



rille, kid, and many other finishes, the best in 
the market In ordinary stationery, Crane's, 
Bond and Kid finish is probably the best; 
these are made up with simple and neat dec- 
orations. The firm carries a handsome line 
of letter paper for the little ones. Nothing 
encourages neatness in letter writing in chil- 
dren more than good paper. Sanborn, Vail & 
Co. also show a large assortment of mourning 
calling cards in different sizes and borders, and 
mourning correspondence cards with envelopes 
to match. 



Distinct characteristics are neither aimed at 
nor produced in the piano playing of San 
Francisco, professional or otherwise, and like 
the population the style is mixed. Methods 
are individual, not general. Every teacher 
has his or her school, with peculiarities 
mostly developed by chance and hap-hazard. 
The general quality of the playing, considering 
time and effort expended thereon, is less pro- 
ductive of painful sensations than might be 

Of late years there has been a distinct 
improvement in the standard of the composi- 
tions attempted, and in professional concerts 
good taste is becoming general in the choice 
of numbers. The greasy haricot of the dead 
bodies of Italian operas no longer slop, drip, 
and plash upon the ears of expectant audi- 
ences, and is as rare as the resurrection of De 
Beriot violin airs with unnecessary " worrya- 
tions. " The intimate music which is gradu- 
ally spreading among amateurs is the means of 
developing a purer taste; insensibly the culti- 
vation of a finer style in perfoimance is grow- 
ing to be a necessity. 

All the horrors engendered by Chelich's 
method are in full progress. In private and 
in public the siiff wrist and finger hammer 
actions are produced without any trepidation. 
The better teaching, the returned students, 
and the musical magazines might as well not 
exist as far as many of the pianists and 
amateurs who perform these wonderful evolu- 
tions are concerned. Men and women of 
talent have spent periods of from thirty, 
forty, to fifty years in cultivating a muscular 
action contrary to natural laws, ruinous to the 
nervous system, and innocent of a suggestion 
of freedom and grace. 

Because several German pianists of genius, 
who in their own performances carefully 
abstained from practicing what they taught, 
issued printed dogmas half a century since, 
numbers of our pianists of talent sat down 
and declared the art of piano playing was 
finished, nothing remained but to carry out 
the axioms of the celebrities. To these peo- 
ple the playing of the greatest living artists is 

unadulterated insanity. The freedom of 
gesture, the variety of means, the distinctions 
in qualities of tone, all these things are direct 
insults to the jealously-guarded and assidu- 
ously-practiced precepts of half a century. 
Observation counts for nothing, nor the evi- 
dence of the senses with this dogged talent. 
The fact that the art and science of gesture 
is being carried out in every possible phase in 
the dramatic art seems never to have struck a 
larger number of our pianists. 

That every kind of tone should be produced 
by an identical action is the first principle of 
the technical and artistic side of the work 
done. Of the countless possible positions of 
the hand, wrist, and arm only one is used, 
and that a false one. The electric current of 
will never passes through the fingers in the 
old methods; a cramped attitude and a harsh 
striking of the keys in two or three grada- 
tions of tone is the result. At the bottom of 
the method practiced and taught by these 
musicians are two words ' ' hammer ' ' and 
1 ' ' strike. ' ' The results sometimes are nervous 
prostration, consumption, and diseases of the 
spine. Thanks to some capable teaching 
playing of good intention is becoming less 
infrequent, and in the amateur world of music 
the piano is beginning to take a position a 
trifle higher than an instrument of torture, 
or as inducement to social gabble; indeed, 
there are a devoted few who think there 
is, perhaps, more than an artful tinkle 
of sounds in a classic composition. Every 
girl whose education is alleged to have 
been cared for, has, of course, taken piano 
practice in the same way as she has the mul- 
tiplication table, with the difference that she 
masters the last, and the first almost invari- 
ably masters her. The exceptions, however, 
grow to have some control over the instru- 
ment and a knowledge of musical works. 

Piano playing fiends of all types are com- 
mon enough, but the fantasia and variation 
scratching type has passed away; in its place 
we have the execution decapitation and total 
disguise of Chopin. The pianist who never 
practices is also a thing of the past, as well as 
the performer of such gift that he never 
required any study. Numbers of amateurs 
there are who devote conscientious years to 
acquiring the use of their muscles and a 
repertoire of good music. The value of their 
efforts is greater than the whole course of five 
seasons of local concerts put together, and the 
development of amateur music, particularly 
of piano playing, promises liberally for the 
future. Lesley Martin. 

Parisian papers please copy this, from the Los 
Angeles Herald: " The record is broken. A French 
duel has at last resulted in a fatality." 

The Stockton Mail insists on having the best of 
everything: " The Mail's editorial rooms are the hottest 
in town. But the characteristic good nature of the 
paper is not permitted to suffer any deterioration on 
that account." 



The numberless brands of stationery that 
are in the market prove that this is a Nation 
of letter writers, and the sort of stationery you 
receive in your correspondence proves better 
than anything else the characters of all the 
letter writers. The cheap chromo in one cor- 
ner explains all, as they say in plays. San- 
born, Vail & Co. have a large assortment of 
the very latest and best writing paper. In 
mourning stationery the styles are many. The 
borders differ largely in width, and envel- 
opes match. In the assortment are the quad- ( 





Ou Tuesday Senator Stewart's Silver Bill passed the 
Senate by a majority vote and will now go to the 
House. From indications it is said, unless amended, 
the bill as passed will not benefit the mine owners, 
as first it leaves the silver certificates unprotected and 
also does away with the monthly purchases of silver 
aggregating 4,000,00007.., but instead coins the bullion 
now in the vaults, which will take at least two years. 
Silver already has weakened, selling in New York on 
Wednesday at 87 per oz. 

Much interest is involved to mining men in the out- 
come of the suit now being argued before Judge Gil- 
bert of the United States Circuit Court, in the case of 
the United States against the Bloomfield Mining Com- 
pany, a suit growing out of the alleged violation of 
the injunction of hydraulic mining. The defendants 
base their right to hydraulic mining on the clause in 
Judge Sawyer's notorious decision which specified 
that it would doubtless be possible to continue using 
the system if a proper set of dams were provided. 

The Company claim to have a series of dams and 
sluices which prevent the debris from reaching the 

Sacramento County, through its attorney, R. T. Dev- 
lin, has served injunctions on two mines operating at 
Gold Run for permitting debris to run into the river. 

The Miners' Association do not sustain these mines 
in their actions, as they violated the agreements made 
the Association. 

After adjourning for five days the different Miuing 
Stock Exchanges met on Tuesday and the brokers 
were ready to do business. At the close of last week 
shares looked panicy, and many speculators who had 
been carrying a line of securities passed a nervous vaca- 
tion, as the outlook was anything but promising, and 
dreaded to see the financial statements filed of the dif- 
ferent mines the first of the month, but a welcome 
surprise awaited them, as the old favorite bonanza 
mine, Con. Virginia, instead of showing a deficiency 
and the need of an assessment, made a shipment 
larger than for the last twelve months. On July 2d 
there were shipped ten bars of bullion to the Carson 
Mint valued at $50,552. This closed the June account, 
making a total of $118,141 for the month, the largest 
since July, 1891, of $185,000. 

This will leave a surplus in the treasury, after pay- 
ing expenses, of about $20,000. 

On this showing all the market revived and brokers' 
orders came in thick and fast, the Northenders 
showing the first strength. Ophir, which closed at 
$1.50 (with an assessment of 50 cents due), sold freely 
at $2.25. Con. Virginia closed at $3.40, rallied to $3.80, 
Mexican from $1.40 sold up to $1.65. In the Pacific 
Board, which met an hour earlier than the San Fran- 
cisco, Gauthier,the French syndicate's broker, bought 
everything right and left, buying blocks of 500 share 
lots of Potosi, Mexican, Gould and Curry, Seg. 
Belcher, etc., also 1000 shares of Chollar, at 85 cents 
from Miller. 

In the San Francisco Board, Walls, Hadley, Dyer, 
and Hall bought freely of all the leading stocks. In 
the lobbies many new faces were seen, and anyone 
passing would at once observe the old-time crowd and 
activity; even Chief Crowley could not resist the temp- 
tation, but came into the Board the first time, as he 
observed, in three months (he being a member of the 
Board during bonanza days). 

Hut it was on Wednesday when the bulk of the 
business was executed, and the whole line was boom- 
ing, especially the Gold Hill group, and as I noti- 
fied the patrons and readers of The Wavk in the last 
few issues, that these Belcher, Crown Point, Yellow 
Jacket, etc., etc., were the stocks to watch and invest 
in, so those who took advantage of the advice could 
have made a handsome turn. 

From last Wednesday, when Belcher was selling at, it rapidly advanced, and on the purchases of 
Hadley, Crocker, and Schmitt, at the morning session, 
it sold up to $2.05. Crown Point advanced in the 
same time from 85 cents to $1.40, Yellow Jacket from 
80 cents to $1.10. 

The whole line sympathized with Belcher, Con. 
Virginia selling up to $4.00, Best and Belcher to $2.00, 
Ophir to $2.70, Savage to $1.70, Union Con. to $1.25. 
These figures indicate a rise of from twenty-five to 
forty per cent. 

The volume of business was large at the two 
informal and regular sessions of the San Francisco 
Board. On Wednesday alone there was bought of 
Comstock mines 48,720 shares, of which 5700 were 
Belcher, 3500 Crown Point. Of course, the advance 
brought sellers into the market who were willing to 
take a fair profit and let anxious investors have a few 
shares, and on free sales by Walls. Hirshfield, King 
and Coursen, the prices receded, and Belcher sola 
down to $1.60, Crown Point $1.10, Ophir to $2.35, 
Con. Virginia to $3.65, Savage to $1.50, etc. 

Although the Gold Hills may recede some, still the 
outlook is very encouraging and prospects bright, and 
higher figures and busier times will be the rule. 

In outside districts the Bodies, Quijotoas, Tuscar- 

oras, etc., nothing of note occurred, and from the 
present outlook it is good policy to let these districts 
severely alone, as nothing but assessments and poor 
returns seem the rule, many of the brokers not even 
allowing their clients credit for these stocks in figur- 
ing on their accounts, while no matter how low a 
stock may be selling on the Comstock it still passes as 
a credit. 

From the weekly report of the Con. Virginia is 
shown there were extracted 992 tons of ore and 
shipped to the Morgan Mill, of which 980 tons were 
milled at an assay value of $25.30 as against $23.41 of 
the previous week. There was also worked at the 
Vivian Mill 140 tons. Bullion valued at $40,834 
were shipped to the Carson Mint. 

The monthly report shows that the Morgan Mill 
crushed 4350 tons, yielding bullion of an assay value 
of $105,881, being $62,722 gold and $43,159 silver. At 
the- Vivian Mill 748 tons crushed, assay value of 1 

The annual meeting of the Associated Brokers will 
be held this month, at which it is claimed a new set of i 
officials will be elected with more progressive ideas, 
less legislation, and more practicable business issues. I 

The following companies will also hold their elec- j 
tions : The Savage, Best & Belcher, Union, Overman, 
Benton, Lady Washington, Utah, and Yellow Jacket. 

During the mouth of June the Comstock mills and 
mines paid out for labor $169,000. 

On July 1st the Potosi showed an indebtedness of 
$26,464, with bullion product and mine expenses for 
June not reported. 

The Chollar had a debt of $15,740. 

Frank Wilson, one of the owners of the April Fool 
Mine, Pioche, made a shipment of 130 sacks of ore. 
Of this lot 30 sacks will run over $6000 in gold and 
the balance $500 to the ton. 

The Old Dominion Copper Mine, of Arizona, is the 
largest producer in that section, the output daily 
being 30,000 pounds. ■ 

During the month just ended, local incorporations 
disbursed a total of $333,600 in dividends, of which 
the banks paid $73,500; gas, $66,000; water, $70,000; 
mining, $163,100; and miscellaneous the balance. 

During July there will become due assessments to 
the amount of $250,300. 

The Mayflower Gravel Mine made a shipment of 

Dividends have been declared by the following cor- 
porations : Pacific Gas Improvement, 50 cents per 
share; Spring Valley Water, 50 cents; California Safe 
Deposit, semi-annual, $1.50; California Guarantee y/ 2 
per cent on Class B shares; First National Bank, semi- 
annual, at the rate of 8 per cent per annum, and 
the Nevada Bank, quarterly, at the rate of 6 per cent. 

But one assessment has been levied since our last 
issue, the Peerless Mine of Quojotoa, of 5 cents per 

At the Stock and Bond Board, which met for busi- 
ness Wednesday, business was light. The following 
quotations were made, all bonds being ex-coupons; 
California Street Railroad, 5's 103; Contra Costa 
Water, 99; Spring Valley 4's, 91 %\ Market Street 
Cable, 120; S. P. of Arizona, 120; Nevada C. 
narrow gauge, 100; Anglo-California Bank, 65 bid, 70 
asked; Bank of California, 270 asked; Oakland Gas, 
38X bid; San Francisco Gas. 70% bid; Pacific 
Improvement Gas, 80 bid; Atlantic Dynamite Powder, 
45>/ 2 bid; Vigorit, 2 '4 ; Safety Nitro, 9^ bid, 10 asked; 
California Electric, 15'X bid. 

Of sales recorded we note 70 Spring Valley Water 
© 99, and io ©98^; 50 Hawaiian Com., @ $2.25, 
and looo Spring Valley 6's © $120.25. 

We note the departure of C. Spreckels for Hono- 
lulu, presumably in the interest of the Hawaiian 
Commercial, of which they hold 60,000 shares which 
were selling three years ago at $37 per share as 
against $2.25, the present price. SurKTY. 



1606 Van Ness Avenue 

French, Gorman and English Boarding and 
Day School lor Young Ladies and Children. 

Number of pupils limited. 
The Twenty-Sixth Year will begin August 1, 1892. 

For particulars, address 

MME. B. ZISKA, M. A., Principal. 


Pupil of Siguor Krraui, New York, Dr. Leopold Daiuroscti and 
George James Webb, New York. 


Will receive pupils for Voice Culture at Kohlcr & Cbasc's 
28-30 O'Farrell Street, 

Tuesdays and Fridays j [° *; }J 

And is prepared to accept engagements for Concert and Oratorio. 

For Terms, Ktc, Call or Address 

Mine. Alice Waltz Grey, 

378 15th St., East Oakland, Cal 

MI$ (jRUplDIEg 

Teacher of Modern Languages in Mills' College for the last five 
and one-half years wishes to establish herself In San Francisco. 
I will receive pupils in private and in classes at ISIS Hyde St 
Call between 11 and 12 A. M. or 1! and 3 P. M. 


Select Boarding and Day School for Girls 


Cazuttoo Hotel' 


Terminus of the N. P. C. R. R. 
The popular resort, fine scenery, drives, walks, redwoods i 
trout fishing, hunting and a delightful climate, etc., two trains 
daily each way— For Cazudero leave San Francisco 9 A. M. and 
5 P. M.; leave Cazadero-j A. M., arrive San Francisco 8.45 A. M.; 
leave Cuzadero 1:45 P. M., arrive in San Francisco 6:15 P. M.; 
daily stage for Pt. Reno. Send for Circulars. C. F. 11UKNS. 

The Queen of Perfumes 



Sixteenth Year. Eighteen Teachers. The next session will 
begin August 1st, 1892. For illustrated catalogue, address Rev 
Kdward B. Church, A. M., Principal. 



hi important respects the most elegantly 
equipped School for Girls in America. Term 
begins August gth. Send for Citcular. 

Dr. Homer B. Sprague, President. 


San Jose, California 

Forty Second Year 

Studies Resumed Monday, August 8th, '92 

Mme Ellen Couraen-Roecltel 

The well-known Prima Dt.nn.-i. 

Mr. Joieph Roeckel 

Lata Maestro at the Italian Opera, Parii 

1 170 Market Street, - - - Above "Tli«> Maze. 


Has resumed Instruction, 
705 Sutter St. 


Mr. Joseph Rosckel and Mine. E. C. 
EtOBOkel have removed their Vocal Con- 
servatory to their new residence, 1429 Rush St., below Van Ness Ave., 
where they are making special arrangements for evening tuition 

Families about clos- 
ing their homes for 
the HUinmer months 


should hour in mind that the vaults of the "California 
Safe Deposit and Trust Company," in the Safe Deposit 
liuilding comer Montgomery ami California Streets, are 
the most secure for the btorage of silverware, jewelry and 
other valuables. The terms are moderate. Valuables 
stored there will not be stolen or destroyed by fire, and the 
peace of mind secured thereby will greatly enhance the 
comfort anil pleasure of summer vacations. 

Loan Society, loi Montgomery Si. , cor. Suiter. — 
The Hoard of Directors declared a dividend for the lorni end 
ing June 30, 1892, at the rale of live and onc-'nfth (5 1-5) 
per cent per annum on term deposits and four and one-third 
P er ccnt I 1cr annun ' <m ordinary deposits, free of taxes, 
and payable on and after Julv I, 1892. 


128 Post Street, San Francisco 

Madame A. M. NELSON 


Rooms H9-I3X, Phelan Building, 3d Floor 





Corset Waists 

are now mad» h* vuriou 

MEDIUM. and 



Made in 


drab and white. 
All genuine have 
Clamp Bncklo at hip, 
Send for circular. 

rtntilo DnUO. 341 Broadway, 


WELLS FARGO & f,0. banking department 

Cash Capital aud Surplus, - - $6,000,000 


Lloyd Tevis, President Jno. J. Valentine, Viee-Pres. 

Lelaiul Stanford Charles F. Crocker J. C. Fargo 
Oliver Eldrid^e Geo. E. Gray W. F. Goad Win. Norrie 
II. W apswokth, Cashier 
Receive riejtngil.i, isnw (attar* of credit. nutl truimnct 
a general hankint/ huainesn. 

I am told that George H. Poster ha» decided to 
drift with the tide, and incorporate his brokerage 
business. This announcement rather surprises me for 
" George " has always been as independent as one can 
well imagine, and it is rather difficult to picture him 
the servant of a corporation even in name. Without 
reflecting in auy way upon Poster, who is as 
straight as any broker can be, and make a 
living, the fashionable practice of incorporat- 
ing brokerage companies, strikes me as being 
a perfectly leasible method of indirectly rebating, 
and one that, talk as he may, is entirely beyond the 
control of Manager Du Val. There is no law, insur- 
ancewise or otherwise, that can prevent the purchase, 
by large insurers of stock in these concerns, and the 
collection of such dividends as may accrue from their 
operations. Kven the Stockton Investment Company, 
in spite of Compact excommunication, experienced 
no trouble in securing agencies, and it begins to look 
as though the next few years will find the insurers of 
every town placing their business through an incor- 
porated local agency, and drawing their little divi- 
dends with gratifying regularity. In fact, 1 am already 
considering the advisability of placing my own busi- 
ness on this basis. 

The fact that corporations are but inanimate and 
soulless individuals, is emphasized by their servitude 
to custom. In this connection I would strongly urge 
the opening of an annex. 


-he L.EHPINC nnmplpvinn Specialist 

Ladies, remember that this is the season for rvime. Ruppert'a 
Bleoeh. Do not nefjUct to take with y..u for use while at the 
seashore to prevent Freckles, Tan and Sunburn. 

Gentlemen Buffering from any blemish of the skin, I recom- 
mend t' e use of Bleach, as well as to ladies. Call or send G cents 
for particulars. 

Goods sent to any address on receipt of price: One Bottle 
I2.C0, 3 bottle* 85.00. 




The Carlsbad of America 


This favorite Resort lias undergone 
a thorough renovation; New Cottages 
elegantly furnished, Hot Sulphur and 
Soda Springs with Improved Bathing 

Wonderful cures wrought in Inflam- 
matory Rheumatism, Sciatica, Neural- 
gia, Liver and Kidney Troubles, Etc. 
Delightful Climate and Most Beautiful 
Scenery in California. Spacious Social 
Hall with Excellent Music for Dancing. 

E. J. FOSTER, Proprietor 

I warned Colonel Taylor some weeks ago that the 
" wreckers " were after the stock of his company, but 
fear that he did not take the hint. Notwithstanding 
the unprofitable character of the trans-mountain busi- 
ness, none of our locals can, in the present stage of 
the game, afford to pull out, even though influenced 
by a sincere determination to fight it out at home, for 
the local agents immediately begin to "stand from 
under." I, for one, cannot blame them for this, for 
experience in this field has shown the re-insurance of 
Kastern liability to be but the beginning of the end. 
Take, for example, the Union, the announcement of 
its retirement from the Eastern field was soon followed 
by the Alliance and oblivion. The "Old Reliable" 
became discouraged by the result of its operations on 
the other side of the "backbone" — outcome, wreckers 
and retirement. All things considered, then, I fear 
that the Sun's days are numbered. Perhaps the 
announcement explains a certain mysterious Eastern 
trip, which is said to have bewildered the Directors of 
a couple of local companies recently. By the way, 
the Oakland Home ought to be able to pack this 
additional load ? Suief 

The Home Mutual's Marine Department is now open 
for business, but I am told that " Cyrus " finds sole 
management very different from following the routine 
of an established office. The remodeling of the Cali- 
fornia's old quarters is about complete, and I suppose 
the Home Mutual will soon take possession . 

The Fourth, just past, has been an unusually severe 
one upon the companies, and, as a natural conse- 
quence, adjusters and specials are scattered all over 
the country. San Jose came to the front with a 
"scorcher," but as the loss is pretty well scattered, 
noue of the "boys" are complaining very bitterly. 
Woodland, Sacramento, Red Bluff, Ogdeu, and a host 
of smaller towns, called on the companies to con- 
tribute, and this aggregate, with the numerous minor 
claims not yet reported, will run up the July fire losses 
very materially. 

"Jake " Levison, of the " double F," has gone East, 

and " Fred " Butler, of the Western, has headed for the 
Northwest. What a host of friends " Fred " has, and 
what a capital fellow he is ! Local. 

Mr. A. G. Heyl, for many years connected with the 
Dnjted States Marine Hospital Service, is now a mem- 
ber of the well-known undertaking establishment of 
Martin, Morrison & Heyl, I iS Geary Street. 

There is but one Decker Piano, and that is Decker 
Bros. — the one used by artists, aud known the world 
over as faultless in tone, touch, and finish. Kohler 
& Chase are agents for these incomparable instru- 
ments, 26, 28, and 30 O'Farrell Street. 



Fire Insurance 



Asset* Jan. 1st, 1891 , $2,620,213.1 8 

Geo. D. Dobnin, Manager. 


LION FIRE INS .CO., of London 
Assets, $4,712,747. Commenced In Cal. 1879 

IMPERIAL INS. CO., of London 
Assets, ■ ' ■, ! ■.hi, 19. Commenced la Cal. 188s 



Pacific Department, 214 SANSOME ST., S. F. 




Incorporated by Royal Charter A. D. 1720 —J 

CA.P11AL PAID UP, - ( 3,446,100.00 

ASSETS, 21,581,413.00 



City Office, 501 Montgomery St. General Office, 401 Montgomery St. 

London Assurance Company 

Of London. Established by Royal Charter 1720. 

Northern Assurance Company 

Of London, KstaMished 1836. 

GEORGE F. GRANT, Manager, 

Northwest Corner Sacramento nud .Montgomery Sts., San Francisco 


CnjDitfvl. - - 823.000,000 


Office, Alliance Building, 4f6 and 418 CAf-froRNfA St., S. F 


(jaaMan A^nfance Co. $nn ♦ Fire ♦ Office 

Of London 
Established A. D. 1821 
Paid-up Capitol - t 5,000,000 
Cash Assets - ■ $ '1,911,916 

Of London 
Established A. D. 1710 
Cash Asse - $9,031,000 

Assets In America fl,966.3:<0 

WM. 1, LANDERS, Gen'l Agent, 205 Sansome St., San Francisco, Cal. 

The Celebrated 


Annual Sales Exceed 33 MILLION LBS. 

Write for Samples. Sent Free. Menler. Union 8q., N. Y. 

Among the many great Financial Corporations on the Pacific Coast, 
none rank higher than the 


Its Agents are found throughout America, and its Record for Prompt and Equitable 
Settlement of All Honest Losses is Firmly Established. 

D. I. STAPLES, President 
I. B, LEVISON, Marine sec'y 

WM. I, BUTTON, Vice-President 
LODiS weinmann, Assistant sec'y 

Stephen D, ives, General Agent 





Between Stockton and Grant Avenue 

Is the New Address of 


Fashionable Dress I Suit House 

(Formerly of 232-234 Taylor St.) 

|3F"Keady-maie suits of all 
descriptious, from $ - 20 upwards. 

£3?*Cliildren's and Misses' suits 
a Specialty. 

£3F".Moumiug orders filled in 
four hours. 

f5F*Gowns and wrappers, im- 
ported and domestic. 

U2^"Cloaks and Wraps of all 

fcSPSuits made to order in 
twelve hours and perfect fit guaran- 

ty Cloaks and Wedding Trous- 
seaus made a specialty. 

jy Country orders made from 

EF°Hats furnished to match 

£y Correspondence solicited. 

Ladies' Own Goods Hade Up 



138 GEARY ST. 

Paeifie Gongress Springs 



TERMS: $2.50 Per Day, $12 to $14 Per Week. 

Stages connect at Los Gatos with Narrow Gauge 
Trains leaving San Francisco at 8:15 a. m. and 2:15 
p. M. 

Through tickets from either end, $2.25. 


Packers of the following celebrated brands : 




Avenue (over City of Paris) Rooms 34, 35, 36, 37, San Francisco, 
Cal. Commutation Ticket for Hair Cutting, j;,.oo worth for $2.50. 
Open Sundays from 9 a.m. until ip.m. Shampooing done with 
the latest Patent Washing and Drying Machines. Hair Dyeing 
and Bleaching also performed with care. Manufacturers of 
Human Hair Goods. Take Elevator. 


The German Savings and Loan Society 


For the half year ending June 30, 1892, a dividend Ii.ih been de- 
clared at the rate of five and one tenth (6 1-10* per cent per annum 
on Term Deposits, and four and one-quarter (4 1-4) per cent, per 
annum on Ordinary Deposits, pa\able on and after Friday, July 
1, 1892. 

Q ORGE TOCRNY, Secretary. 


Electro Deposit Dental Plates 

PATENTED FEB. 5th. 1889. Ann DEC- 31, 1889 

These platen are made by an entirely new process, by depositing 
chemically pure silver and gold directly upon the plaster model. 
Its perfect accuracy of fit is thereby insured. Its advantages (aside 
from the fit), arc its strength, cleanliness and absence of heating 
qualities, being far superior to the ill smelling, nou-conducting, 
and, in some Instances, injurious, rubber plates. 

Full and Partial Plates, saddle bridges and crowns can be 
made to perfection by this method. The most difficult cases are 
solicited by Dr. B. \V. Haines, who has had much experience In 
this work, and has met with great success, and takes pleasure in 
recommending it to those desiring the best artificial denture that 
art and science can produce. 

B. W. HAINES, D. 13. S- 

MANUFACTURER, Sole Right of California. 

14 GRANT AVE., over City of Paris, SAN FRANCISCO 


Santa Cruz, July ;th. DBAS Wave:— The first of 
the week was, of course, devoted to patriotism and 
pyrotechnics, though I am hound to say that they were 
both a little like a bottle of champagne too long un- 
corked — there wasn't a great deal of " fizz" to them 

There was a Fourth of July parade, with oration 
and the reading of that much-revered Declaration, of 
which we all retain in our memories at least the open- 
ing sentence and a few prominent catch-words to 
quote when we wish to point a moral. I must, how- 
ever, record the fact that the yachts, the beach, the 
Casino, and the surf attracted the multitude rather 
than the sublime utterances of the early fathers and 
grandfathers ol the Republic. Let us not argue from 
this that America is growing unpatriotic ; young 
America would fight as readily as old America did, if 
need were; it is only our fin-de-siecle method of enjoy- 
ing the privileges of liberty. 

Business, excepting the business of feeding, lodging, 
and entertaining the crowds who were here, was 
pretty much disregarded, and pleasure was the busi- 
ness of the day. Sullivan, of the Sea Beach, tasted 
some of the bitterness as well as the sweets of popu- 
larity, for the man and his assistants were nearly 
worked to death "over the Fourth." Considerably 
over 400 people shared the hospitality of the Sea 
Beach, and that number, with all their real and imag- 
ined needs to cater to, would make quite a respectable 

McCollum & Bilicke, of the Pacific Ocean House, 
found themselves as crowded as ever with the new 
third story. They will have to take the counlrv 
school's motto as their own, "Climb higher," and 
build a fourth story l>y 1893. Then, too, they had to 
look in occasionally upon the Casino, which, under 
George Casanora's management, has been headquart- 
ers for jollity all the week. 

The opening hop at the Pacific Ocean House took 
place on Thursday last and was a pleasant affair with 
plenty of gentlemen. 

At the Sea Beach on Saturday evening the hop was 
"informal" as far as invitation cards and full dress 
was concerned, but the auditorium was crowded with 

On Monday evening at the same hotel a very special 
ball was given and the ladies blossomed out in some 
of their prettiest gowns. 

I have not yet spoken of the yachts — they have 
made the most brilliant part of the week's festivities. 
It's an old story now — how the "Lurline " won — John 
T. Dare declares that the Spreckels family have been 
hand in glove with Neptune and the goddess of 
fortune since far back in the centuries — how the 
"Aggie" came in a good second, and "Jessie," 
"Penelope," and the other girls came drifting in dur- 
ing the evening at their own sweet wills. " Kamona," 
" Chispa," and " Sappho " awaited them, and the lit- 
tle electric launch of the Wieland's bobs in and out 
among the fleet like a spoiled child or a pet pug, and 
at night is a lovely sight with its jeweled lights. 
Monday was reception day on the decks, and I'll 
wager the Santa Cruz public imbibed more kinds of 
punch on that day than it was ever before introduced 
to. Hospitality on both sides has been unbounded. 

Monday evening the yachts came out in evening 
dress and indulged in fireworks,' and later the " I,nr- 
line's " crew, headed by Commodore Adolph and 
escorted by the other yachtsmen, went out to the 
reception and ball given at the Casino by the citizens. 
Here Mayor Jeter formally delivered to Commodore 
Spreckels the pretty punch bowl I mentioned last 
week and there was speech-making, and cheering, 
and dancing, while the bowl was duly christened. Dr. 
Beverly Cole immortalized in his old-school elo- 
quence the beauty and charm of the ladies. He is 
evidently proud of his position as fleet-surgeon. 

A pleasant house party spent the Fourth at Golden 
Gate Villa, Major McLaughlin's lovely home. Among 
them were Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Williams. The former 
is resting from the excitement of two national con- 
ventions, and Mrs. Williams will spend a month with 
Mrs. McLaughlin. Miss Anna Waldeyer is still Miss 
McLaughlin's guest. Mayor Rucker, of San Jose, 
and William Gill were also of the party. A new arri- 
val at the villa, just brought from England to the 
Major, is "Tiger," a magnificent thoroughbred 
English mastiff, brindled as to the body, and jet black 
as to muzzle and jowl— only eight months old, but a 
big, powerful, and intelligent fellow. 

Life at the "Golden Gate" is as charming as a per- 
fectly appointed house, open-handed hospitality and 
exceptionally lovely Mirroundings can make it. The 
house is a mansion for size, but is as daintily finished 
in every part as a cameo, and it is like a first-class 
steam yacht, in the utilizing of every inch of space 
for the comfort and convenience of its inmates. The 
white and gold drawing-room is the most delicate and 
dainty apartment in the house. One knows that one 
is surrounded by costly fittings, yet good taste has 
subdued detail to artistic effect. Among the delight- 
ful water colors which adorn the walls are some of the 

best bits of Prosdocimi, two of Kraiuella, exquisite 
miniature fall and winter scenes by Abigail Tompkins, 
a wonderful marine by Franceschi, a Y osemite in oil 
by Hill, and one of Keith's finest Sierra views. 

Space fails to tell of the artistic treasures scattered 
throughout the house; of the cozy billiard-room and 
den; the big English-looking hall with its noble fire- 
place and its staircase window in which the Major is 
immortalized in his miner's dress; of that very noble 
apartment, the dining-room, where a lovely corner 
cupboard, Mrs. McLaughlin's own especial corner, is 
crammed with choice porcelain and pottery, and the 
sideboard ought to groan if it doesn't, under that 
magnificent $4000 set of silver that Oroville presented 
to the Major; of the charming music-room and the 
cozy and comfortable nooks and porches and balco- 
nies, the many guest chambers, the dainty room of 
the " sole daughter of their house and heart " and all 
the rest that unlimited wealth and just as boundless 
good taste have wrought. The location gives the 
fairest views of the scenic beauty of Santa Cruz. Here 
the Major's wonderful clnf serves his masterpieces 
and the Major himself finishes off the evening by 
concocting a Welsh rare-bit which he claims as his 
crowning accomplishment. 

At Sunshine Villa Mr. and Mrs. Morris Newton, 
always welcome to Santa Cruz, have spent the Fourth, 
and this week with Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith. Jollity 
reigns at Sunshine these pleasant days. 

Katk Kearney. 

great Semi-Animal 

Clearance Sale 

■Mow in Progress 
Our Mammoth Surplus Stock 



Dry Goods 

and Cloaks 


Sweeping and Un-Reserved 

The Opportunity of a Lifetime for Buyers 

Thousands of Bargains in Every Department 

Cor. Market and Jones Sts. 

The Original Swain's Bakery 


The Dining-room connected with our establishment offers 
.he best inducements to those who tire in search of n quiet 
tlcgantly ippointed restaurant of undoubted excellence. 

Finest Wedding Cakes. 

Wedding Breakfasts a Specialty. 
Edward R- Swain SWAIN BROTHERS Frank A. Swain 
213 Sutter Street, S. F. 

Incandescent Klectric Lamps lighted from our own plant. 


Suttrr 8t., cor. Jont», S" <n Frnnohco, Cal. 

The lnrzo«t, lie-"t appointed, and mont liberally managed family and 
tourist hotel in Han Franci«co. Lighted hy clc<-tncity throughout. 
Elegantly furnished dining-rooms and parlors for banquets, private 
dinners, parties, weddings, etc. Tho cuhine a special feature 

MRS. M. E. PENDLETON, Prop, and Mgr. 

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I'm inclined to think there is some truth in this 
from the Sacramento Bee: "Some of the alleged 
Irish comedians now devastating this section of the 
country were evidently sent over here by the British 
Government in order to stir up a bitter feeling against 
the cause of Ireland." 

The Sonoma Democrat rises to remark : " Mr. Har- 
rison must be alarmed about his State. He has chosen 
both the Chairman of the National Committee^and 
the new Secretary of State from Indiana. He recog- 
nizes the fact that for his side it is a doubtful State. 
The Democrats do not so regard it." 

Kate Field's Washington drops pearls of truth 
here: " Grover Cleveland is better than his party, 
and therefore leads by divine right. Not to have nom- 
inated their standard bearer would have been suicidal. 
It would have been basely ungrateful, and ingratitude 
is the worse of crimes." 

Out of San Bernardino cometh greatness, and from 
the Courier wisdom flows: "It is better to follow a 
stuffed prophet who is a man of marked ability than 
to fawn upon a brainless idiot whose only recommen- 
dation is the napless hat of his grandfather." 

Oar TradeMark in Every | i f irat f la ^ r "KSSSL 

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lid I lb d f' UK | Perfect Taste 

LaStlllg Guarantee ) (And Exclusive Design. 


Finest Imported Millinery 143 

All Prices Marked in Plain Figures. P08T STREET 


No. 215 Powki.l Street. 

(Between O'Farrell and Geary.) 

"Wishes to thank the public of San Francisco for their 
generous patronage since his arrival from the East. 
He is pleased to find the favor with which his work 
has been received. Skeptics have been convinced 
daily of his wonderful powers and parlies deceived by 
fraudulent mediums have gone away satisfied. 

Professor Leonard will call you by name, state the 
object of your visit, and give you desired information 
on any subject, viz.: The outcome of lawsuits, result 
of speculations in stocks, mining enterprises, and real 
estate. Professor Leonard has no equal in bringing 
about marriage with the one you love and also bringing 
the separated together. So positive is he of this 
power that he will make no charges until work is 
done; to all those that are inclined to mediumistic he 
can surely develop, and make no charges until work 
is done. 

Professor Leonard wishes it understood he makes 
no charge in advance, and will not accept pay- 
ment for his services unless results are satisfactory. 

Professor Leonard does not recognize anv medium 
in the world as his equal in forecasting the future and 
explaining the mysteries of the past. He is ready and 
willing to deposit #1000 with the Nevada Bank as a 
challenge to any medium who will equal his work, 
any reputable business man of this city to be the 

Office hours from 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. during the 
week and Sundays from 10 A. M. to 4 P. M. strictly. 

Persons unable to call at his office may consult the 
professor by mail, inclosing usual fee and lock of hair, 
and will receive reply by return mail. 

Highland * Spring! 


Queen of American Health and 
Pleasure Resorts 

These well-known Springs are under a new manage- 
ment. New Cottages, Swimming Pond, Electric Light, 
Telephone, New Bath House, etc. 

Stage connects at Pieta with N. P. R. R. to the Springs 
for dinner. 

J. P. STOCK WELL, Prop. 




Trains leave and are due to arrive at SAN FRANCISCO 


Fboh July 1, 1S92. 




606 Montgomery St., San Francisco 


6 years practice before U. S. Land Office. 

4 years experience as Clerk Probate Court 

Mining Patents procured promptly 



Beware of Imitations. 




un> osi 



First-class accommodations either in Hotel or Cottages, now 
ready for engagement. The .Most Beautiful Summer Resort near 
the city. 

Three Trains Daily Each Way. Two Round Trips Sunday, leav- 
ing San Francisco at 8 a. m. and 9 a m. ; returning, leave Camp 
Taylor at 5:30 and H:25 p. M. ; living all a chance to see the Beautiful 
Redwoods and have a full day's outing. No Public Picnics are 
Allowed. No Bar room in the Hotel A neat Club room with every- 
thing first class is maintained across the river. 

JAMES 1. TAYLOR, Camp Taylor. 


Cor, California & Kearny.Sts. 

An elegant and efficacious com- 
pound for Chapped Hands, Face, or 
any Roughness of the Skin, renucr- 
ing it Soft and Smooth, and allaying 
all irritation caused by exposure to 
the sun and wind. 

25 Cents Per Bottle. 

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constipation, dys|R'psia, chronic* 
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f the fttomacb.t 

„ liver and howelc. One tabule prives Immediate rc-# 

• lief. Take one at meal time. Sold by DniprjHsts. A# 

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Throuch Line to New York via Panama. 

Steamers will sail at nojn on the 6tb, 15th and 25th of each 
montb, calling at various ports of Mexico and Central America. 

Through line sailings— July 15th, S. S. "San Jose," July 25th, S.S. 
"8an Juan," August 6tb, 8. S. "Ciiy of New York." 
Way Line to Mexican and Central American Ports 
and Panama. 

Steamer sails at noon 18th of each month, calling at Mazatlan 
San Bias, Manzanlllo, Acapulco, Port Angel, Sallna Cruz, Tonala 
San Benito, Ocos, Champerico, San Jose de Guatemala, Acajutla 
La Libert ul, La Union, Amapala, Corlnto, San Juan del Sur and 
Punta Arenas. 

Way line sailing— July ISth, 1892, S. S. "Colima." 

When the regular sailing date falls on Sunday, steamers will be 
dispatched the following Monday. 

Japan and China Line for Yokohama and Hongkong, 

Connecting at Yokohama with steamers for Shanghai, and at 
Hongkong for East Indies, Straits, etc.: 8. 8. " Ch'na," Saturday, 
July 9lh. at 3 p. K.J 8. S. "Peru." (new) Thursday, August 4th, at 
3 r. m.; 8. 8. "City of Klo de Janeiro," Saturday, August 27, at 3r. m. 
Round trip tickets to Yokohama and return at reduced rates. 
For Freight or Passage apply at the office, corner First and 
Brannan Streets. Branch office, 202 Front Street. 


General Agent. 

7.00 a m Benicia, Ramsey, Sacramento 7.15 p m 

7 30 a m Haywards, Niles and San Jose '12.18 p m 

7.30 a m Martinez, 8an Ramon, Calistoga and 

Santa Rosa 6.15 p m 

8.00 a m Sacramento and Redding via Davis 7.16 p m 

8.00 a m First and second class for Ogden and East, 

and first class locally 9.45 p m 

8.30 a m Nr.. - . San Jose, Stockton. lone, Sacra- 
mento, Marysvllle, Oroville and Red 

Bluff .... 4.46 p m 

9.00 a m Sunset Route, Atlantic Express, Santa 
Barbara, Los Angeles, Deming, El Paso 

New Orleans and East 8.46 p 

•9.00 a m Stockton and Milton "8.46 pm 

12.00 m Haywards, Niles and Llvermore 7.15 p m 

'1.00 p m Sacramento River Steamers *9.00 p m 

1.30 p m Vallejo and Martinez 12.46 p m 

3.00 p m Haywards, Niles and San Jose 9.46 a m 

4.00 p m Martinez, San Ramon, Stockton, Lodi, 

Merced and Fresno. . 9.46 a m 

4 00 p m Vallejo, Oallstoga, El Verano and Santa 

Rosa 9.45 a m 

4.30 p m Benicia, Yacaville, Sacramento 10.46 a m 

4.30 p m Woodland and Oroville 10.46 a m 

*4.30 p m Niles and Llvermore *8.46 a m 

6.30 p m Los Angeles Express, Fresno, Bakersfield, 

Santa Barbara and Lob Angeles 8.45 a m 

6.30 p m Saute Fe Route, Atlantic Express for 

Mojaveand East 8.(6 a m 

6.00 p m Haywards, Niles and San Jose 7.46 a m 

Niles and San Jose t6.16 p m 

*6.00 p m Suncl and Llvermore 

6.00 p m Ogden Route, Atlantic Express, Ogden 

and East 9.16 a m 

17.00 p ra Vallejo ,8.45 p m 

7.00 p m Shasta Route Express, Sacramento, Marys- 
vllle, Redding, Portland, Puget Sound 

and East 8.16 a m 


17.46 a. m. Sunday Excursion Train for Newark, San 
Jose, Los Gatos, Felton, Big Trees and 

Santa Cruz |8.06 p. m 

8. 16 a m Newark, Centervllle, San Jose, Felton, 

Boulder Creek and Santa Cruz 6.20 p m 

•2.15 p m Centervllle, San Jote, Almaden, Felton, 

boulder Creek and Santa Cruz *10.60 a m 

4.46 p m Centervllle, San Jose, Los Gatos 

Saturday and Sunday to Santa Cruz 9.60 a m 

COAST DIVISION (Third and Tonnsend 8ts.) 

•7.00 a m San Jose, Almaden and Wav Stations *2.38 p m 

17.30 a in Monterey and Santa Cruz Sunday Excur'n (8.28 p m 

8.15 a m San Jose, Gllroy, Tres Pinos, Pajaro, 

Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pacific Grove, « 
Salinas, San Miguel, I'aso Robles and 
Santa Margarita (San Luis Obispo) and 

Principal Way Stations 6.10 pm 

19.30 a 111 "Sunday Excursion " Train to Menlo 

Park and Way Stations (2.45 p m 

10.37 am San Jose and Way Stations 6.03 p m 

12 15 p in Cemetery, Menlo Park and Way Stations. 3.30 p m 
•2.30 p in San Jo.-. . Tres Pinos, Santa Cruz, Salinas, 
Monterey, Pacific Grove and Principal 

Way stations *10.37 a m 

•3.30 p m Menlo Park, San Jose and Principal Way 

Stations *9 47 a m 

•4.30 p m Menlo Park and Way Stations *8.06 a m 

6.16 p m San Jose and Way Stations 8.48 a m 

6.30 p m Menlo Park and Way Stations 6.36 a m 

f 11.46 p m Menlo Park and Principal Way Stations.. 17 30 p m 

* Sundays excepted. t Saturdays only. ; Sundays only. 


Carrying U. S., Hawaiian and Colonial Mails. 

San Francisco and North Pacific Railway. 

San Francisco to San Rafael. 

Week Days— 7:40, 9:20. 11:20 a. m.; 80, 3:30, 6.06, 6:20 r. M. 
Sundays — 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a. m.; 1:30, :.;o, 6:00, 6:16 r. u. 

San Rafael to San Francisco. 

Wskk Dats— 6:26, 7:65, 9:30, 11:30 A. M.; 1:40, 3:40, 6:05 r. M. 

Saturdays only — An extra trip at 6:30 p. 11. 

Si'NDays— 8:10, 9:40, 11:10 A. M. . 1:40, 3:40, 6:00, 6:26 r. u. 

Will leave Folsom Street Wharf 

The Splendid New 30oo-ton Iron Steamer 

ALAMEDA 12 M. July 22, 189J 

Or immediately on arrival of the English Mails. 

Leave San Fran- 

In effect Apr. 24, 1892. 

Arrive *an Fran- 






7:40 a m 
3:30 p m 
5:05 p m 

8:00 a m 
9:30 a m 
5:00 pm 

Petaluma and Santa Rosa. 

10:40 a m 
6:06 pm 
7:26 pm 

8:60 a m 
10:30 a m 
6:10 p m 

7:40 a m 
3 30 pm 

8:00 a m 

Fulton and Cloverdale. 

7:25 pm 

10:80 a m 
6:10 p m 

7:40 a m 

8:00 a m 

Hopland and Uklah. 

7:26 pm 

6:10 pm 

7:40 a m 
3:30 p m 

8:00 a m 


7:26 pm 

10:30 a m 
6:10 pm 

7:40 a m 
6:06 pm 

8:00 a m 
5:00 p m 

Sonoma and Glen Ellen. 

10 40 a m 
6:06 pm 

8:60 a m 
6:10 p m 

7:40 a m 
3:30 pm 

8:00 am 
6.00 p ni 


10:40 am 
6:05 pm 

10:30 a m 
6:10 |) m 


AUSTRALIA, a splendid 3000-ton vessel u M. Aug. j, 1S9J 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Market Street 

John D. Sprbckels & Bros., Gen'l Agents, 

Systems— "Slattery" Induction; "Wood" Aro. Factories— Fort 
Wayne, lndnna; Brooklyn, New York. 


General Agents for California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and 
Washington of the Tsrt W»yio Zlsetrle Light Co., fort wiyns, lad. 

Estimates furnished for Electric Railways, Eleotric Light and 
Steam Plants, House Wiring, etc. Marine Work a Specialty. 
35 New Montgomery Street. San Francisco. 



San Jose, July 7th. Dear Wave: — No social events 
to chronicle — nearly all the people who pretend 
to be anybody have left us. The Murphys are 
still here, and as Martin has just returned from 
Georgetown, and the Lick House burned, I think 
they will spend the summer in town. Dwight Rylaud 
is also back from nearly a year's absence in Denver, 
and he is looking remarkably well. Of course, we 
are all working hard for Johnny's election. What a 
lovely Congressman he will make — so eloquent, so 
handsome, so graceful, and above all, such an open- 
hearted and liberal fellow. I hear that he has even 
offered to rent a hall and furnish gas and music for 
the Reformed Democrats from now until November. 
I do hope he will marry and let some of us have a 
chance to see the Capitol. We may thank Manager 
Snell for the only festivity on the Fourth, for with 
fire-works and an informal hop we spent a really 
pleasant evening at the Vendome. Amelia and Bessie 
were there and Addie and Sallie clung for dear life to 
Gilbert and Dwight. Noisy Harry acted as though 
he had b3 - hook or crook secured a few dollars and 
had tried to celebrate the glorious day in true Hiber- 
nian style. Didn't know they were Irish ? Well, they 
are, notwithstanding their love for soap. A Lord, a 
Duke, or a Marquis, we were unable to find out which, 
has recently been a guest at the house with a history, 
but as they send all their social items to the papers in 
your city we did not know that the nobleman was 
here until after he had taken his departure. Did you 
read how the " Encyclopedia of the Mercury " spread 
herself in describing Mrs. Woodrow's wardrobe ? I 
tell you there are many of us jealous of Mrs M . 

Mrs. Jim Rucker is at Santa Cruz. It seems though 
the most of the elite of this city will congregate at 
Pacific Grove this year, while the crowd will revel on 
the sand at Capitola. 

Maggie and Norma have been visiting Benny's 
sister on the ranch. Dear me, what a bonanza it 
would be for the suave attorney if he could form an 
alliance with that great house. At one time we all 
thought that he had succeeded, but alas, the fastidi- 
ous lawyer seemed to stand in his way. Babbler. 


Sacramento, July 7th. Dear Wave : — Well, the 
Fourth, the glorious Fourth, is over, and I, for one, 
am thankful. I had expected to be asked to join 

Mrs. H 's party to go to Auburn, but she has 

at last attained her object and succeeded in getting 
into Society, so her old friends are cast aside and 
those "in Society" cultivated. She is not the only 
person who has done this trick; it is most common. 
Lucy, Adelaide, Mae, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Carroll 
were among the number bidden; rather slow for some 
of them, as I heard of no men, still it is better than 
remaining at home even with a procession and two 
circus performances as attractions. The small boy 
with fire crackers started out even earlier than in 
former years, in order to get everything in, and from 
the amount of noise made have no doubt of his suc- 
cess. The weather very obligingly cooled off, so the 
day left nothing to be desired as far as temperature 
was concerned. 

Will C went to San Rafael; his sister is visiting 

friends there; why does he continue to bore himself 
by living in a place he so thoroughly dislikes? Ruth 
is there, and Leila, so Sacramento is very well 
represented. Most of those ' ' in the swim' ' will not leave 
here for another month, and Santa Cruz, as usual, 
bids fair to claim the largest contingent, though I 
suppose the young married set will hie them to Soda 

Springs as in former years, and pretty Mrs. S will 

be true to her old love Napa Soda. The " Undines " 
are a selfish lot; got up any number of rows and pic- 
nics for to-day and did not ask a single girl. '■ Billy" 
was willing, but " Ned " said they could have more 
fun without them; just think of it, is he not most 
inappropriately named ? After that I am sure he is 

anything but a darling. Ella D is home again, 

while Mamie has gone to San Mateo to spend the 

What a handsome couple Eva and Wilbur would 
make; they drive out together very frequently, 
behind that fast horse of his, and I tell you they are 

a pleasant sight to see. Mr. and Mrs. Van have 

returned from their Eastern trip and may be seen driv- 
ing out every evening in their swell turn-out; they 
always have someone with them. I am told that the 
popular pastor is really going to leave us, no amount 
of persuasion inducing him to change his mind; it 
really is too bad, for some of our young men could be 
seen there every Sunday evening, and now, I fear tne, 
the place will know them no more. 

Why can't we have some kind of a tour- 
nament ? San Rafael has a Tennis and 
Stockton a Bicycle Tournament, and we, the 
Capital City, have nothing; our climate is just as 

good and our girls as attractive. What makes Mr. 

A so unsociable this summer? I won't use a 

stronger term although sorely tempted; day after day 
he drives out entirely alone; it is just too mean of 
him for any use these lovely evenings, not to ask 
some one. There are several others afflicted in the 
same way, while some have improved for the better. 
There is such a thing as taking one person too often, 
don't you agree with me. dear Wave? I won't men- 
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do not wish to get myself disliked. I hear that Jesse 
Douglas is soon to take to himself a mate; why does 
not tlie other brother go and do likewise, can - you 
tell me ? Yours, Nina. 

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our favorite, and, as usual, were "not in it." Never 
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court, and what a downfall ! 

With all those dashing, worldly San Francisco 
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words of the illustrious Byron, "We stood among 
them, but not of them." Of course, Flla Goodall, as 
an heiress and beauty held her own, as did Minnie 
Houghton, who has lived elsewhere so much that she 
can scarcely be termed an Oakland girl. My ! Did 
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who used to live in Oakland, lavished upon Ella ? 
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to her. I often wonder if she doesn't weary of his too 
ardent devotion. 

All of the Bivch-Coffin wedding party were at San 
Rafael, and were sj disappointed that Flossie and 
Sam did not appear. Wonder why? If Sam is to 
blame it was real selfish of him, but that is always the 
way with young husbands. I'd prefer to take my 
chances in the role of an old man's darling. 

All of our tennis friends, old and young, girls and 
boys, were at the great match, and didn't our colors 
wave, and didn't we act like a lot of wild savages 
when Charlie made a point ! Now that it is all over 
we are ashamed of our hilarity. 

Kittie Waters Bowers was ()iiite a belle. From her 
present pinnacle of fame and happiness you would 
never recognize the plain, simple, little country girl 
who rose to attend Snell's. I tell you Miss Mary Snell 
has proved that she can create a woman of the world 
out of nothing. 

Among the Oakland boys who spoke to me were 
George Wheaton, who is noted uow-a-days for his 
pugilistic ability (haven't yqm heard about it, dear? 
Well, that's strange. I'll tell you some other time), 
Charlie Culliver and Charlie Comstock, who are 
authority on tennis matters, the Haights and How- 
ards, as well as Ncels and young Al Moore who will 
enter Yale in September, and dozens of other 
"broilers." Of course, the young girls were there, 
too, and Mamie Griffeu seemed quite content with- 
out the presence of her latest admirer. 

Our party are more than thankful that we chose 
Larkspur for our headquarters, instead of .San Rafael, 
as our Oakland-made gowns did show to some advan- 
tage at the former place, but would have cut no figure 
at the latter. After all we made a mistake to follow 
up Charlie Hubbard and the l>c<u< mdnde. How much 
better our chances would have been at some out-of- 
the-way place, where real men of the world go. I did : 
so much want to join Tom and his party, who are on a 
fishing expedition. Ed son Adams, Harry Knowles, 
and Harry Adams are of the party. Tom says that 
the poor fellows are usually so pursued by the ( lakland 
maiden that they intend to escape them for a few- 
weeks, if such a thing is possible — horrid old men! 

Our party intend remaining here until the fifteenth, 
when we will again take wings for a new bent, in the 
neighborhood of Castle Crags, and, if we meet with 
no better success tbSn on our San Rafael and Larkspur 
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opportunity of witnessing the ceremony. 

Tommy Driscoll, another eligible for these same 
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dear, handsome Father McSweency, as, if his wishes 
are gratified, young Tommy will eute'r the priesthood. 

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YT7HERE had been only three weeks of it, and then he had been 
A called away to the city for a whole fortnight. Roberta wanted to 
know if that sort of thing were not just a little too hard for a newly- 
made wife. Of course, there were letters, sometimes two of them in a 
day, but that awful business would not let him cut short his stay in 
town. There was a will to be broken. Uncle Harry had been out of 
his mind toward the end of his earthly career, and had not done the 
right thing by his nephew. If the money came, it would mean the 
buying of the new vineyard which the disgusted Englishman had 
planted alongside their forty acres, and was now crazy to get rid of, as 
America was an outrageous sell, you know. Delay might mean the 
purchase of the vineyard by others, and there was not a prettier piece 
of land within miles and miles of Clear Lake. 

Roberta Nash was a city girl, and she enthused over the beauties 
of the lake country in a way that amused the natives, while at the 
same time it pleased them mightily. Just n >w, in spite of the 
depressing fact that Ben would not be at home for five whole days, she 
could not help letting the lake entrance her, as it had first entranced 
her when she had taken up life in her new home near her husband's 
native village, after the short wedding journey. 

Sapphire, emerald, gold — gold, emerald, sapphire. What a 
waterscape ! Beyond the broad sweep of water the Coast Range made 
a ragged sky-line, and over there to the north the tulcs made a long 
streak of gray-green. The ducks made black dots where the sunlight 
glimme ed strongest upon the water, and along the shore the ground 
was aflame with wild poppies. 

It was not enough, that view from the little veranda. She must 
go down near enough to the lake to smell it. She put on her flat- 
crowned straw hat and struck out in a gait that she had learned from 
the Englishman's daughter. Soon the crisp grass, that crackled 
under foot gave place to green weeds, and she trampled through the 
poppies, by the tule clump and down to the sandy shore, lapped by 
low waves. 

She walked along in her own old gait now, for she had forgotten the 
affected one, and came to where a lone pine sent its roots toward the 
water. The wind was moaning and wuthering through the branches, 
and its dismal sound made her shiver. A small dark object lay just 

ahead upon the sand. It looked, in the fading light, like a cutting 
from a small tree. Then its outer texture showed as that of a little 
basket, curiously woven. Over one end was a red bandana handker- 
chief. Roberta stooped and lifted the bit of cloth, starting back as a 
pin-point wail issued forth from the basket. A little black head moved 
restlessly, two jet-black eyes popped open, and two red lips quivered 
and puckered. But the face was almost white, though the cheek- 
bones were Indian, and so were the temples and forehead. The mouth 
opened wonderfully wide, and was preparing to give forth a wild 
Indian whoop, but the shadow of a woman fell across the sands. The 
pin-point wail had been enough to bring the mother out from the 
willows, beyond the pine. The whoop was smothered upon the 
woman's breast, and Roberta, standing back, saw that the mother was 
not at all angry, as she had feared. Something else she saw at a 
glance. The woman was very young — a mere girl, in fact — and she 
had white blood in her. 

The wild one answered the questioning gaze, saying, " Yes, I am 
part white, but I stay with my mother's people, just as this little one 

She looked a mother's look at the child in her arms. 

" But he is not to be treated as I have been. He is to have his 
own. His father promised it long ago, when we walked this shore 
together in the moonlight." 

Roberta shuddered. She, too, had walked by the lake with one 
she loved. But on her side there had been trusting faith, while on 
the wild girl's side — well, may there not have been faith and trust, 
too ? 

" I was very happy then. The sun danced on the lake, the birds 
sang gay songs. The songs are not gay now, and the sun burns red. 
He was to meet me here, but he has not come. I have walked all 
round the lake, but I cannot fi;ul him." 

• There was something hard in Roberta's throat when she asked, 
" Have you been long away ? " 

"Yes, nearly a year. My people went over beyond the Blue 
Lakes and into the Mendocino hills. The child came to me there. I 
was happy with him, but he is a white man, his father is a white man, 
and he should not live with our people. He would curse his mother 
when he grew older, and that would kill me. And then my people 
would make pain for him. A white man cannot go in the sweathouse. 
I cannot go myself — there is white blood in me. I would to God 
there were not, for it has made me so unhappy. It made me unhappy 
until I met him that was to be my husband. It had been the dream 
of my life to have a white husband, and he was good and noble and 
true. It must be that he is ill somewhere that he cannot come." 

The child wailed again, and, chanting soft and low, the girl walked 
up and down the sands, Roberta looking on with a woman's interest 
and a woman's sympathy. She even followed the brown one toward 
the willow clump and to the little gunny-sack tent she had made in 
the deepest shade. Then she went home, with a glad heart, for her 
husband would never forsake her. There was no need for a single 
foolish fear on that point. 

The five days dragged themselves out, but Ben was kept away 
for another three, and these she did not see how she could get over. 
She walked again by the lake shore and went to the willows to catch 
sight of the Indian gir) and her babe, but the gunny-sacks had been 



taken down and there was only a little beaten place on the weeds that 
showed where mother and child had lain. 

"She has given up the search for her miserable lover, and gone 
back to her tribe," said Roberta. But the brown one was at that 
moment on the other side of the lake, looking, and looking, and 

Then Ben actually did come home, and he brought the best of 
news. The " Society for the Destruction of Sheep-Ticks " was not to 
have the legacy after all; it was to go to them, and the Englishman's 
vineyard was as good as theirs. 

" I feel like singing that Salvation Army song, 'Joy, Joy, Joy,' " 
said Ben, after he had waltzed Roberta three times around the room 
and out upon the veranda. 

"Just see how bright the lake looks," she cried. "It has been 
wearing a leaden blue for the past week. Isn't it just awful when it 
looks so dull and dead ? " 

" Chromatic aberration, due to causes beyond the patient's con- 
trol. Wouldn't have staid away another day for three legacies." And 
there came several sounds not unlike to the drawing of a goose's foot 
out of the mud. After which Roberta's face looked pink, and her 
long lashes drooped, for this sort of thing was still new to her. 

"But the strangest thing has happened while you've been gone," 
said she. 

" While you were gone," corrected he. 

"An Indian girl — sort of a half-breed, she looks to !>« — has been 


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prowling around the lake looking for a white man who promised to be 
her husband. The poor thing has a little boy baby— a cunning little 
fellow, not much bigger than a kitten. I wish you could have seen 

Ben took up one of the coffee-cup flower-pots from the window 
sill, and looked intently at the plant growing therein. 
" Did she tell you her name ? " 
She did not notice the change in his voice. 

"Yes — Lolita. Spanish, isn't it? Goodness me. There goes 
my China lily. Your getting awfully clumsy, Ben." 

She picked up the fragments of the flower-pot and tossed them 
over the bank near by, and his wonderful solicitude for the fate of the 
lily, badly overdone as it was, did not call forth any comment from 

Nor did it seem strange that he staid closely at home for the next 
few days, for he had been away so long. But his interest in the vine- 
yard transaction did not begin to come up to hers, and he brought in 
the deed in a very un-Ben-like fashion, without one wave of triumph. 

It gave Roberta a very bad half hour when she finally made up 
her mind that her husband could retire within himself and that she 
could not always hope to reach him. She had not expected this so 
soon^after the church ceremony. But it had come. 

When he saw that she noticed it, he made quick attempt to erase 
the impression it had made. He sent to town for a lot of things that 
be thought would please her, and he drove her out in their new car- 
riage. Their drives were always through the canons and over by Big 


" Why don't you take me along the lake shore? " she asked one 
evening. " You never go there." 

" Oh, do you like the smell of dead fish ? Why, I thought you 
said once there was nothing so beautiful as Manzanita Canon." 

" So I did, but I like the lake, too. And it's cooler there after a 
warm day." 

He set his teeth very tight. 

" Very well," said he. 

They drove along the shore almost to Soda Bay, he sitting as 
silent as if the whole world were not his and he had not the best 
woman on earth for a wife, as he should have felt, and as any other 
newly married man would have felt 

But on the way back he seemed to regain his spirits. He man- 
aged a little joke at the expense of some campers from the city, and 
they were both laughing when they made the turn in the road that 
brought them within sight of the red roof of their cottage. 

Then a brown figure stole out of the gloom with something tied 
to its back. 

"It's Lolita. Stop the buggy and let me speak to her." 
Roberta's voice was full of glad surprise, and she made a move of the 
hand as if to pull at the reins that lay in his gloved fingers. The 
Indian girl lifted a pinched face and looked straight at the man, with 
big, blazing eyes. Then she stretched out her hands and parted her 
lips to speak. But at that instant a heavy cut of the whip made the 
horse plunge forward. 

"You're wrong, Ben — she's no beggar," said Roberta, stung. 

He said nothing, and they jolted on over the ruts and through 
their gate. 

At breakfast, next morning, he did not look as though he had 
slept, and Roberta, thinking him ill, fussed and fidgeted about him, 
as a new wife will. 

"What do you think," he asked abruptly, " of a trip to Santa 
Barbara ? ' ' 

"'Twould be awful nice, but we're going to buy those sheep next 
Tuesday, and the trip'll cost a whole lot of money. Why, it's 500 
miles to Santa Barbara." 

"Oh, let the sheep go. We can't be young always. Our wed- 
ding journey was unconscionably short, and we have more money now. 
Let's go down for a few months. 'Believe you said once you'd like to 
live there. If we like it we won't come back. I dare say that's the 
way it'll turn out. Come, let's get ready." 

The suddenness of it made her gasp, and the extravagance of it 
made her groan. But he was her husband, and all that was left for 
her to do was to cry a little and pack up. 

With their luggage piled around them, they stood on the little 
pier by the lakeside next morning. The fussy little steamer, with its 
air of great importance, did a good deal of coughing and puffing in 
getting under way. From the low deck Roberta looked at the fading 
red roof over beyond the tules and the big square patch of alfalfa near 
which it stood, and the vineyard, and at the big swing Ben had put 
up for her. She would know later that the place was in an agent's 
hands to be sold. 

Who was that rushing toward the pier, waving her hands and 
throwing her dress into wild disarray ? 

" It's the Indian girl!" she cried, nervously nudging her husband 
with the tip of her parasol. " See, she is holding up her baby and 
shouting to us. I suppose she wanted to bid me good-bye. She was 
awfully grateful for the interest I took in her and her child. She's 
disappointed because the boat left the wharf before she got there. 
How wild she looks, poor thing! How frantically she holds up her 
child! Cunning little fellow! Wish I could have a good look at him 
once more. It's a boy, you know." 

" Is it ? " he asked, taking a cigar from his pocket. 

" Yes. I do wish I could have seen him once more. I'll hardly 
know him when we come back." 

He scanned the shore with a rather indifferent " good-bye-for-all- 
time " look. 

" No; I dare say you'll not," he said, lighting his cigar. 


TT)OW, spiders have spun their webs for flies ever since the days of 
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Arachnid. On the contrary, she was a very nice one — one of the 
Sedentes, if you like, who attract rather than attack, and who attract, 
not to devour, but to amuse. Oh, yes; she was a nice little Arachne, 
good-hearted, gay, and generous. But for all that, an Arachne. She 
was an actress — a — well, a bouffe actress, if you will have it, but then 
she was so nice. Nice is not a nice word, I know, but I can find no 
other, that more roundly, completely, and appropriately modifies 

The particular fly of this story was one whose species were rarely 
found in Arachne's web around which actors, artists, Bohemians, and 
other Ephemerids fluttered, and in which they allowed themselves to 
be delightfully entangled. He was of better breed than the rest of 
them, and at first shuddered at the thought of owning them as his 
associates, good fellows enough as they were. He was insanely in 
love with Arachne; considered her as below her station; had lofty 
ideas of raising her from the level at which the trifling accidents of 
birth and circumstance had placed her; ennobling her by the witchery 
of his great love, and of " one day being proud to stand up before the 
eyes of all the world and acknowledge her as His Wife" (as though 
Arachne, as we knew her, were worth it all), and thought of Camille. 
For it was a characteristic of the Fly to see none of the faults and 
more than the merits of any person who claimed his affection. He 
was a very young fly. 

Now, take for instance, his father. The Fly was a boy, to be sure, 
but Papa Fly was "one of the boys," which is another matter quite. 
Papa Fly was none too old to hold his bottle and a half of wine with 
steadiness; to play ecarte" till five a. m. at the club, and lose without 
winking; to play the favorite at the rooms of the Turf Exchange, and 
win with well-bred calm. None too old to have his private box at 
the Opera; none too old to allow his coupe to be seen waiting at the 
stage entrance of the same after the performance, and none too old, 
either, to be one of the particular few who were admitted to the inner 
sanctum of acquaintance with Arachne. 

But the Fly saw none of this — to him his father was almost an 
object of reverence. His ideas, as I said, were all of the most exalted 
pitch. Father, country, wife — these names were almost sacred to him 
(he was deplorably young), and as his mother was dead, as he had no 
wife, and as his country was far away, he persisted in uniting in his 
wretched old papa the sentiments which, even in their exaggeration, 
should have been shared among all three. To him his father was 
the quintessence of all that was manly, upright and noble; was every- 
thing that he was not; was everything that he himself wanted to be. 
His self-deception was as complete as it was pathetic. 

Well, as I told you, the Fly at first held himself almost as contam- 
inated by elbowing with long-haired artists, pool-sellers and billiard- 

markers, in the little salons of the web, but perhaps I might set it 
down as a law that whatever is the station of the woman relative to 
that of the man, she will bring him down to her level long before he 
can lift her to his — if hers be the higher, she will raise him to it; if it be 
lower, though by ever so little, she will bring him down to it. At any 
rate, this is what happened in the case of Arachne and the Fly. By 
degrees he began to fall into the ways of the Ephemeria; little by little 
he began to associate with them; to drink with them a little more than 
was his habit; to play more than he used to, and for higher stakes, 
and to find a certain pleasure in the amusements which delighted them 
and which he had formerly sneered at as the extreme of vulgarity. 
The pity of the thing was that he recognized that he was backsliding, 
and yet did nothing to stop himself. He lost his self-respect and hated 
himself, while he loved Arachne more than ever. He took everything 
too seriously, though, to be really one of the Ephemeria. He was one 
of those uncomfortably earnest people that can do nothing by halves. 

Now, when a young fellow, especially such a deplorably, hope- 
lessly young fellow as was the Fly, takes his first leap into that 
which the writers of elegant English call " the troubled waters of life," 
and all that sort of thing, he goes in pretty deep and generally finds 
bottom at the first plunge. The Fly found it. 

We took him to his club ore night hopelessly drunk. 

As I have said, the Fly took everything altogether too seriously, 
and now, when he had slept off his liquor, considered himself as 
irretrievably disgraced, and disgraced, too. in the eyes of Arachne; 

why ! it's papa 

thought that he had forever forfeited her esteem, and went to her and 
told her so in confidence (think of anyone talking that way to 
Arachne), and stormed up and down her little parlor, going on after 
a terrible fashion, wringing his hands and talking incoherently about 
a "tarnished honor," " lost self-esteem," " ruined character," and all 
that. The worst of it (or the best of it), was the way he carried on 
about his father, and what his father would say when he heard of it, 
and drew such a picture of that old roues "anguish and disappoint- 
ment over the blot on his (papa Fly's) stainless name, and the grief 
that was to cloud and embitter all the closing years of his life," that 
Arachne hardly knew whether to laugh or cry. 

It was not from him that wc heard of all this. Dear me, no! he 
was far too proud to talk to us on the subject; it was from Arachne, 
herself. She told us all of it between peals of gaiety, when the 
confession was yet warm upon the miserable boy's lips. 

But it was a pity to see the Fly throwing himself away so 
completely, and as the moment seemed propitious, several of us 
resolved gently to draw the veil from his eyes and disclose to him the 
true nature of things. 

We talked to him for the better half of an afternoon, and though 
he cursed us feebly at first, was, at last, by a master stroke of Vand- 
over's, wrought up to a pitch of the liveliest jealousy. 

"You have thought," said Van, "that you alone were the 
favored one who was admitted to the little blue boudoir and the ' feed 1 



after the play. Well, we all used to think that, but, believe me, old 
man, every time Sarah opens the door of the ante-room to your knock, 
and tells you ' Miss Arachne very sorry, bnt she's little indisposed 
s evening, and could she be excused,' inside the place, at the table 
that you thought especially your own, is one, or perhaps two, of a 
ring of elderly gentlemen who, by virtue of brass, hold the inside 
track as well." 

But the Fly for a long time refused, with the most pathetic 
indignation, to believe this until Van proved it, no matter how, and 
even then insisted upon learning the truth from Arachne's own lips. 
He would go to her that very evening. 

Well, he went. Fifteen minutes after the curtain went down on 
the last act of "Carmen," he stood and knocked at the door of the 
boudoir adjoining Arachne's dressing-rooms in the opera house. Was 
it chance or fate: ' Miss Arachne very sorry, but she was not very 

well 's evening, and ' The Fly turned gray and pushed past Sally, 

crossed the ante-room, and entered the little blue room itself. 

Yes, Van was right; it was all true. Arachne sat there at the 
table, still in her stage dress, and opposite her, with his back to the 
Fly, was Van's "elderly gentleman." At his sudden entrance, 
Arachne blushed, laughed a little confusedly, and the elderly gentle- 
man turned quickly around. 

As he did so, the Fly faced him, then suddenly stiffened, and stood 
rigid and breathless. 

" Why, it's father," he cried. 

Outhwaite didn't know what became of the Fly after that, but 
we found out, afterward. I am not going to tell you how he turned 
out, it doesn't make much difference to you, anyway. But what do 
you think would likely be the outcome of it all. Ask yourself the 

But it was all very pitiful. 


Here are two stories, the best that politics and law, have offered 
for some time. The first has to do with politics, which, has intrinsic 
and extrinsic interest far above any other subject at present. 
The scene is laid at the Union League Club, and the dramatis 
persona are too numerous to mention. The gathering sat in the recep- 
tion room, where the bust of B. Harrison beams on the Republicans like 
the gargoyle on the White House. 

" It's too bad," said one of the statesmen present; " too bad." 

"It's likely to knock us silly," was the elegant comment of 
another. "Why, he'll be flattened out in California. Oh, if Blaine 
had been nominated." 

" Yes, sir; had we had the Plumed Knight to lead us to victory 
we would have swept the country like — like — like " 

" An Illinois cyclone," suggested a fourth sore-head. 

" Harrison won't carry his own State. Look at our leaders all 
against him," remarked another statesman, who had failed to discover 
an office. " And Reed, a newspaperman — actually as bad as an actor. 
But it's Harrison that I kick against. He's " 

" No good," remarked all in sad chorus. 

"Say, what are yovi up to ? " cried an observant railer, who is 
eminent in the science of politics, as Col. Laidlaw reached up to the 
bust of the President. " Are you going to throw that into the street ? " 

"No, sir," answered the Colonel, "I'm putting cotton-batting 
into his ears so that he won't hear what you say, and refuse you the 
office you'll demand if he's re-elected." 

When Laidlaw went out the statesmen said : " He shouldn't be 
admitted to any tiling but a Ward Club." 

Mrs. Clara Foltz met Charley Hanlon at the bar of Justice when 
the former appeared for Mrs. Clarke, whose fight against the Crocker 
Old People's Home attracted so much attention. Mrs. Clarke was 
alleged to be ravenous; her favorite method of securing enough to eat 
was by stretching out her arms, gathering in everything that she could 
reach, and devouring ad lib. until she was satisfied. 

Mrs. Foltz tried to show this was false by the testimony of the 
accused. " You did not," said this bright woman-lawyer, " put out 
your arms like this — (suiting the action to the word, and describing a 
circle) — and gather everything in to your — your — your bailiwick ? " 

"Your Honor," cried Mr. Hanlon. " if that is my learned oppo- 
nent's bailiwick, no one here would object to being drawn into it." 
In the smiles that followed Mrs. Foltz joined. 

1AM not a Catholic, still there are times when I derive much sat- 
isfaction from visiting the Cathedral of St. Mary on Van Ness 
Avenue. Contrary, probably, to the strict rules of hygiene, I take a 
long walk every evening after dinner, and as I reach the Avenue, on 
my return, I always stop at the Cathedral. I take a seat in the rear of 
the nave and pass half an hour in rest, at the same time being calmed 
by the quiet interior and taking a certain degree of enjoyment in 
observing the architectural beauty of the edifice, its windows of stained 
glass, its myriad of burning tapers on the altar, the ceremonials in the 
sanctuary, and the devoteness of the many worshipers. 

One evening, probably about eight o'clock, while meditating in 
one of the pews, a man passed by me so quickly that I obtained but a 
hurried view of his face, but that little made me wo ider and think. I 
had seen him before. But where ? Who was he ? These were the 
questions that flitted through my brain and occupied my thoughts for 
hours afterwards. A week passed and the same thing happened 
again, and the same th mghts took possession of me. This time, 
however, I left the Cathedral immediately and followed the man. 
After a brisk walk imagine my surprise when I saw him euUr the 
doorway of a club of which I am a member. 

I waited without; half an hour passed, but still he did not appear. 
Then I entered the club, and, going directly to the bar, ordered a 
drink, as I needed refreshment. From there I went to the library, and 
just within the doorway I came face to face with my man. We both 
stopped, exchanged glances, and then, extending his hand to me, he 
asked quickly, " Why, old boy, don't you know me ? " 

Under the bright light it needed but a second to tell me that he 
was George Leland, whom I had supposed to be dead years ago. My 
greeting to him was a hearty one, for we had been chums and con- 
fidants ever since the days of childhood, but I could not help noticing 
how he had changed. From a face once religiously kept guiltless of 
hair, he was transformed to resemble a veritable beaded pard; eyes 
that were once bright were now sunken and listless; his well- 
remembered erect form was somewhat bent, and the man of thirty-five 
years, that I knew him to be, was before me in appearance two decades 

Why this change ? How did it occur ? What had he been doing 
since last I saw him ? These were the questions I at once propounded, 
and in answer he said: " Come to the seats in the window and I will 
explain. I have wanted to see you of all men, for I know of no one 
else whom I can trust." 

We were soon in our comfortable seats, a quart bottle was 
ordered, the lights near us were turned down Twe were the only 
occupants of the room), and he commenced his story. 

Our preliminary conversation, his inquiries about myself, etc., I 
will pass over, as they are not of interest. I had known George seven 
years ago when he held a responsible mercantile position here, had a 
large income from realty left him by his father, and lived happily with 
a very pretty wife. He had been a wild rake prior to his marriage, 
but matrimony seemed to make him forget his past to enjoy the bliss- 
ful present. We drank to each other, lighted our cigars, and then he 
commenced talking of himself, and his story I will relate as he told it. 

"The last you remember of me," he said, " was in '85, when I 


left here to go East and take charge of the wool interests of a promi- 
nent firm. Well, I went to Chicago, was soon well established there 
and met with success. The summer after my arrival my wife was 
taken ill, and her physician advised her to go to Colorado Springs for 
the benefit of her health. She did so, and I was left alone. Three 
weeks after her departure I made an error in a purchase of wool that 
cost my firm several thousands of dollars. Owing to this I became 
fretful and morose; then the devil crept into my brain and I sought 
solace in drink. In a saloon one night I met a jolly crowd and we 
adjourned to one of the rear rooms. 

"Soon I heard the frou-frou of silken skirts, and rather a hand- 
some girl appeared at the doorway. I recognized her at once, the 
recognition was mutual, and in a moment she was in my arms 
caressing me. It is possibly needless to tell you who she was, for you 
will intuitively say Edith, my chere anue of days gone by. She, like 
all of her kind, had drifted there, and though not a nymph du pave was 
a worldling. In the excitement, the delirium of drinking, I forgot 
home and family, and, as a diversion, somewhat enjoyed her company. 
We left the noisy crowd I was with, sought a quieter room, and 
talked and drank. I awoke at three o'clock in the morning in a 
strange apattnient. Of course, Edith was with me. 

" The full moon shone into the ro>m, through the window, bright- 
ening it. My head ached, my stomach troubled me, my eyes seemed 
swollen, and my senses deadened. I arose carefully, washed my face 
and head, and then looked out of the window through the lace 
curtuns. A more beautiful morning I have never seen, and as my 
eyes gradually became more and more accustomed to the light, I saw 


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across the street an opening in the centre of the block, forming a cul 
de sac. A six-foot fence was at the end, and beyond that I knew not 
what. Standing at the entrance to this blind alley were two men who 
were engaged in an angry altercation. One of them I knew by sight 
as a political rounder, a general tough; the other man I did not know. 

" Words passed between them, evidently not of a pleasant nature, 
then there was a flash, a report from a revolver, and the man I did not 
know fell to the sidewalk in the throes of death. The murderer was 
the politician. He dropped his revolver, ran quickly down the cul de 
sac, climbed the fence, and disappeared. Simultaneous with his dis- 
appearance a man emerged from the house in front of which the mur- 
der had been committed. He picked up the revolver, and then paid 
attention to the inanimate form before him. At almost the same- 
moment two policemen, who had been attracted by the shot, ran to 
the spot. Seeing this second man bending over the murdered man, 
they seized him, handcuffed him, and boie him to jail, at the same 
time taking the victim of the assault in the patrol wagon. 

" It took but ten minutes for this scene to be enacted, and through 
it all Edith slept calmly. My brain at once became active, and a hun- 

dred thoughts were conjured up. What was I to do under the circum- 
stances ? Go to the jail and tell what I knew ? No, I could not do 
that, for I would ruin my future with my wife in my explanation of 
my position at that time. What was I to do ? I immediately thought 
of discretion, and quietly donning my clothes I left the room for my 
own house. Great heavens! what a night I passed, what hours of 
agony, and what days and weeks of torture came afterward. I cannot 
attempt to describe them. 

" The newspapers published columns about the murder, everything 
pointing to the prisoner in charge as the assassin. This was due in a 
measure to the knowledge that his past record had not been of the 
best, and particularly to the fact that he had been acquainted with the 
murdered man and, only a few days previous to the affray, had pub- 
licly threatened him with punishment. Then, again, the men had been 
seen together early that same evening. In the meantime the trial 
took place, the accused was sentenced to be hanged, and a few months 
later saw the accomplishment of the act. Previous, of course, to this, 
my wife had returned from Colorado Springs, but she was still in ill 
health and, near the time of the hanging, she faded away and died, 
trusting implicitly in me. Can you imagine my sorrow, my anguish ? 
No, I am sure you cannot. I was so much occupied in caring 
for and attending to my wife in her last serious illness that I 
paid no attention and, in fact, lost all interest in the man 
who was to suffer the death penalty for an uncommitted 
crime. However, after the execution and the demise of my 
wife, I then thought it too late to make public my knowledge of the 
murder, as the deed, according to the dictates of law, had been 
avenged, and I could gain nothing by a confession. Previous to my 
wife's death I could not divulge my secret as it would have been a 
death blow to her in her delicate condition. 

" I was totally unfitted for business and gave up my position. 
Since then I have lived on my.income, traveling here and there, like 
the Wandering Jew, ever with a guilty conscience, and always having 
the faces of that murdered man and his unjustly accused assassin for 
my companions after nightfall." 

Here he ended his narrative by asking me, "Would you, had 
you been in my place, have confessed the truth of that murder to the 
proper authorities ? " 

After due deliberation, and in answer to his inquiry, I said . 

Well, what do you think I said? 


" I thought you said your friend Drinkgore was a brave man." 

" He is. Why he has assured me that he personally defeated a 
thousand Confederates in one of the battles of the late war." 

"Indeed; well, when Quietboy called him a liar for telling that 
same story, Drinkgore didn't smite him, but said he'd argue the 
matter out with him." 

"Oh! that doesn't prove Diinkgore's a coward. He merely 
believes that discussion is the better part of valor." 



Who hemm'd a sweet-voiced bird within a cage 

I lath sin committed against Cod and mau; 

As he hath ta'en what Nature gave: Freedom, 

And 'prived the universe to please the few. 

He hath robbed its mates of their Companion, 

Whose silvery throat was well ordained 

For their happiness. Besides, 'twill sing 

Less sweet within a cage than on the wing, 

So wouMst thou sin aud thou a cloister choose? 

Virtue is virtue whether caged or free. 

The imprisoned bird is tethered for its song; 

From veiled nun come virtuous deeds along; 

From every artist we expect his art; 

Good is less good, that duty doth impart. 


San Francisco, February 12, '92. 



advertisement at the extreme end of the page, 
something for which she was fitted: 

Here, at last, was- 

TT7HAT a beautiful young aristocrat like Miss Helen Carrol should be 
1 searching the advertising columns of a daily, was in itself a sus- 
picious circumstance, but when, for the space of three minutes her eyes 
remained fixed upon one advertisement, suspicion grew to conviction 
that she was face to face with a crisis. Miss Helen Carrol was aristo- 
cratic to her finger-tips; that is, to her ungloved finger-tips; for once 
gloved, the daiuty tips of her dainty fingers showed rifts and rents 
that were plebeian if not anarchistic. For this inconsistency nobody 
was responsible except Mr. John Carrol, himself a remarkably con- 
sistent man, who, after living royally for forty-five years, died com- 
fortably one bright day, leaving to his daughter the tastes of an heiress 
and the income of a milliner's apprentice. 

Helen never attempted to solve the problem offered by her con- 
flicting tastes and circumstances. Her sensitive soul shrank from the 
thought of wearing last year's gowns disguised in new modes, as her 
stomach would have resented a steady diet ol stews and hashes. Her 
needs were as stable as her allowance and as incapable of readjust- 

What generally occurs in such cases did not fail to happen here. 
The problem solved itself. The crisis came in the form of a sudden 
shower that gave to her bonnet the chic of a drowned spider. To her 
that sorry mass of bedraggled plumes had the inexorable force of a 

Had her make-up been of the proper character, a few feminine 
touches might have remedied the disaster — but alas ! Miss Carrol 
could neither darn her gloves melodiously nor turn her dress poeti- 

She felt nothing of that craving to sew that' a financial crisis is 
wont to create in the bosom of the properly constituted heroine. Even 
at this vital moment, when she indulged in - a vision of herself, bare- 
headed for the season, her regret was not that she could not use her 
needle dexterously, but only that she had not the means to purchase 
a new bonnet. She must have money, she told herself. She would 
better her circumstances (even to herself she did not say "earn a 
living,") by some occupation (she would not call it employment,) that 
would be at once lucrative and congenial. For example, there was 
copying, or, or — oh, well, there must be a dozen occupations open to 
a cultured young lady. No doubt she would find variety enough in 
the morning papers. 

She ran her eyes over the pages of the Times in hope of finding there 
an expression of her own qualifications. She turned first to the 
personal column; it held nothing for her. She tried the educational 
advertisements with equally poor success. At last the horrible truth 
burst upon her — she must be "female help." 

She shuddered, tossed the paper aside — hesitated — picked it up 
again, and without glancing at the obnoxious title, ran her eyes more 
carefully up and down the columns. Anticipation gave way to doubt, 
doubt to despair, as she realized that the world wanted all sorts and 
conditions of women, except the young lady of limited brains and 
unlimited refinement. 

Stung by an awakening sense of her own possible uselessness, she 
was about to give up the whole enterprise, when her eyes lit upon an 


She had not thought of her music as a possible resource. Now, 
however, that it was suggested to her, she resolved to avail herself of 
her talent. She already liked the woman who had written that adver- 
tisement. There was a certain delicacy in the wording of it, an 
instinctive appreciation of her position, that left no doubt as to the 
refinement of the writer. Yes, she concluded that she would accept 
the position. 

In her old home, among her friends, such a course would have 
been preposterous. But here, in a strange city, where she knew 
almost nobody, she was ready to risk the consequences. 

Suddenly she remembered having heard that all people who have- 
taught for any length of time have something characteristic about 
them that he who runs may read. That thought was death to her 
resolution. Above all things she piqued herself upon her individuality.. 
No, she would not teach. 

After all, perhaps without knowing it, she possessed the touch, 
the knack that makes the milliner. Perhaps she could repair the 
injun- done to her hat. She gathered her material, and gave full rein 
to her artistic impulses. But when all was ended, and she found that 
the little poem that she had created was decidedly elegiac, she knew 
that the music lessons were no longer a choice but a necessity. 

She dressed feverishly, tore the address from the paper, stole 
stealthily across the hallway, and closed the door behind her. 

Once outside the house, she cast aside all scruples. She felt 
rather exhilarated by the novelty of her adventure and her new role of 

She looked at the direction that she held in her hand — " 32- 
Brandon Street." She was acquainted with but three streets in the 
city — and Brandon was not of them. A small urchin directed her to 
a horse car. 

During her ride she indulged in a vision of the home she was 
about to enter. She saw the mother, a sweet, sad-faced woman, who 
would know how to appreciate her fortune in having a Carrol to teach 
her children; she saw the children — two bright-eyed girls — alert, 
affectionate, perhaps. 

" Brandon Street ! " called out the conductor, and Helen's dream 
came to a sudden end. 

She stepped to the sidewalk and looked curiously around her. 
" Ship Chandlery," " Iron Works," "Steamer Supplies" — signs like 
these confronted her on all sides. She walked on hesitatingly and 
paused. Number 32 was not more reassuring — a great, uninviting, six- 
storied building. What' did it mean ? The truth burst upon her. The 
woman who had written that advertisement was a man and this was 
his place of business. She would return home, but why ? Now that 
she was here, why not see it out ? Nine chances out of ten he was an 
old man — a widower, probably, and a gentleman, certainly. That 
much she coidd glean from this advertisement. 

So she stepped into the fiallway and peered around her. 

After that she could remember nothing clearly. She had an 
indistinct remembrance of an elevator descending, of somebody asking 
if she wished to go up — and then she found herself in a tremendous 

The noise was appalling. Whence it came, what it signified, she 
could not tell. It seemed to sweep through the place. She turned, 
thinking to beat a retreat. Before her yawned a square black hole. 
Not knowing what to do, she stood still and waited. She seemed to 
be the victim of some strange delusion. To right of her, to left of her, 
everywhere w r ere huge piles of those articles of male apparel which 
women may see without a tremor but never mention without a blush. 

At length a young girl with high cheek bones and a remarkably 
short nose, came up and asked her whom she wanted to see. " The 
owner, the proprietor," Helen answered, whereupon she of the 
abbreviated nose conducted her to an office where she knocked and 
shambled off. 

In response to a short "Come," Helen opened the door and 
entered. A man sat at a desk writing rapidly. " Sit down," he said, 



without turning. Helen obeyed. The old man — he was an old man, 
Helen noted — continued to scratch away untiringly. All her timidity 
gave way to resentment of the discourtesy to which she was being 
subjected. She tapped the floor impatiently but without effect. Her 
indignation had resolved itself into premeditated flight, when the old 
man gave a vicious dot to an i, ran a hand through his bushy gray 
hair and wheeled around. "You see," he began, but finished the 
sentence by a long stare of questioning surprise. 

Helen answered with the little speech that she had prepared. 

" I have come in response to your advertisement in the morning 

" Indeed," the old man said, his bright little eyes wandering over 
the exquisite details of her toilet. " Indeed, did you make that 
dress ? ' ' 

"What an extraordinary question," Helen thought, as she dis- 
claimed the authorship of her gown. 

" Well, what experience have you had ? " 
" Not any, I'm afraid." 

"Just what I thought," the old man interrupted. "And now, 
my young lady, the best thing for you to do is to go home and 
make it up." 

" Make it up ? " 

"Oh ! you know well enough what I mean. You've quarrelled 
with your mother or father, and threatened to earn your own living. 
To-morrow you'll be down from your high horse. I've had enough 
experience with hands like you." 

Helen gasped for breath. Had it come to this ? When she 
included herself under "female help" she thought that she had 
reached the limit of humiliation. Here was a lower depth. She 
wondered vaguely whether she was two " hands " or only one. 

" You are mistaken," she said bravely. "There is no reason 
why I should discontinue any work that I have undertaken, and 
although I have had no direct experience, a daily practice of three 
hours is not without results." 

The old man seemed mollified. "To what machine are you 
accustomed?" he asked. 

Helen smiled politely at the small joke. " I prefer the ' Nobby,' " 
she said. 

" Hm ! well — we use the ' Shouter.' " 

" The ' Shouter ? ' I have never heard of it. Really, Mr. ," 

she hesitated. 

" Tompkins." 

"Really, Mr. Tompkins, if you take my advice, you will buy a 
' Nobby ' or 'Steiroad,' or, perhaps, you could change yours? People 
do, you know." 

"Well we won't for the present," Mr. Tompkins answered, his 
beady eyes brighter than ever. " Do you think that you can run it?" 

" Certainly," Helen said, forcing a smile. She wondered whether 
an appreciation of the father's peculiar wit would be counted among 
her duties. " The instrument makes no difference. To ' run ' one is 
to 1 run' all." 

" You're very much mistaken." 

"Oh ! no I'm not," she replied pleasantly, 

" I tell you that you are. Out of the 500 girls who have been in 
my employ since the beginning of the year at least 450 had to be 
broken in." 

Five hundred music teachers in two months ! What a terrible old 
man, thought Helen, her mind busy with a picture of a procession of 
applicants filing in one door of his residence and out the other. 

" I do not believe that I will satisfy you," she said rising. 

" Sit right down. I didn't say anything about you. You may 
be the exception. Now, as to your wages ? " 

Helen felt the ashes of her pride quiver at the word. 

"You understand, I suppose, that you'll be paid by the piece." 

" By the piece ? " 

" To be sure." 

" There can be no such thing," Helen protested. " You do not 
understand. Such an arrangement would be impossible." 

" Oh ! it would be impossible, would it? You expected — " He 
regarded her quizzically. 

"Well," hesitatingly, " considering that I have had no experi- 
ence I suppose that $1.50 an hour would be about right." 

"$1.50 an hour," the old man thundered, " you mean a week." 

" I believe that a two years' course under Moskowsky counts for 
something," Helen said with some heat. 

" Moskowsky ? Moskowsky ? " the old man repeated reflectively. 
" Don't know him. What line does he carry ? " 

" He's the greatest German " 

" Stop right there. A German and pays $1.50 an hour. A very 
likely story. In Germany you wouldn't earn $1.50 a month; Si. 50 
an hour — indeed. Bah ! " 

Helen cowered beneath the storm she had raised. Why had she 
ever come ? She looked eagerly about for some means of exit. The 
old man sat between her and the only door. He was still fuming 
"$1.50 — Germany — Moskowsky. I suppose that he served you 
refreshments and played the piano to entertain you." 

"Yes," Helen answered faintly, "Tjut not often, only when he 
was in very good humor." 

The old man laughed explosively, a mocking, mirthless laugh 
that filled Helen's mind with strange suspicions. 

" I am surprised that a young lady of your imagination should 
stop at anything," he said. "Are you sure that you did not make 
that dress ? " 

" No, I did not make it. I never sew," she said, mentally won- 
dering if a jump from a six-story window was necessarily fatal. 
" You never sew ? " He was regarding her intently now. 
" No. I can't sew. That's why I'm here." 
" That's why you're here ? " 

She wished he wouldn't echo her words like that. His steady 
glance, too, was driving; her mad. 

"Yes — you see — if I could sew, I wouldn't have been obliged to — 
obliged — to — Oh! to come here. But you see I can't sew a stitch — net 
a stitch, so I thought that perhaps by teaching your children " 

" My children! " the old man cried, jumping from his chair with 
a suddenness that set her heart throbbing. " Who told you that I 
was married ? I'm a bachelor." 

" Then whom did you want me for ? " Helen asked fearfully. 

" For myself! " 

Like a shot Helen darted from the room. Past the old man she 
ran, past the hundred girls that seemed suddenly to have materialized 
about her, down one flight of stairs after the other, and into the street. 

In the street-car she glanced about her fearfully. Not until she 
was in her own chamber, behind locked doors, did she pause to draw 
a breath of security. 

She was about to remove her veil when, without any logical 
reason, there came to her a suspicion, a flash of divination that made 
her heart stand still. 

She opened her purse and took from it the scrap of paper that she 
had torn jYom the morning paper. This she fitted into its place at the 
end of the fifth column of the Times. Her face was a composite of a 
hundred varying emotions as she read: 

When Bishop Fowler, who has left us for new fields in the North- 
west, belonged to the Rock River Conference, I had some slight 
acquaintance with him. He was educated in Chicago, and his preceptor 
was Professor Jones, a gentle, kindly, lovable man, whose death 
some years ago caused sincere regret. ''Charley" — -Bishop Fowler 
is called "Charley" by those who know him — was in the habit of 
painting the Professor's calf to resemble a zebra, and engaged in other 
pranks as wild and mirth-provoking. As a result, he occupied what 
would have been a vacuum at the foot of his class had he not been 
there. Graduation day was close at hand — Charley was in danger of 
being plucked. 

"It'll kill you if you don't pass," said a sympathizing friend. 
" Yes, my 'jig's up' here," said the einbryotic Bishop. 
" Can't you do anything ? " 

" Do anything ? What's to be done. By I'm willing to go 

to h 1 on Saturday, if I graduate as a full-fledged preacher on 

Friday." He graduated, but he hasn't gone yet. However, he's in 




As the evening approached of one of the 
most perfect days I can now recall, a day 
when the skies were bright, the breezes fra- 
grant with the perfume of forest flowers, and 
when all nature smiled and seemed to say, 
"Come and know me better," we had been 
gathered by the resonant blasts of the whistle- 
to board the steamer for our homeward jour- 
ney after a day spent in the military camp on 
the beautiful banks of Lake Pepin. 

Evening had come, however, shrouded in 
the storm-clouds, scowling and ominous. The 
clouds were lurid with the lightning's flash, 
and tinted with the threatening glow of the 
tornado; but ever and anon they broke apart 
and we could see through and beyond their 
rents glimpses of the waning twilight and the 
infinite blue of the heavens. 

Yet the thoughts of the joyous home-jour- 
ney — the hours of which were to be whiled 
away in the delights of the terpsichorean art 
— and the faith which we all felt in our 
sturdy old captain, made us forget the fears to 
which the threatening clouds overhead had 
given rise. 

As we progressed the darkness deepened — 
darkness such as incessant lightning some- 
times makes visible. The black clouds were 
hurled and tumbled in fantastic masses, closing 
the jagged rents through which a few short 
minutes before we had peeped, shutting out — 
to many forever — the fast-fading twilight and 
the blue sky above. 

To some the fast-gathering storm caused a 
restless feeling, which could be detected only 
by the close observer; to others the thoughts 
of the approaching waltz was uppermost, and 
these had gathered in the stern of the commo- 
dious barge made fast to the steamer's side 
wherein the festivities were soon to commence. 

Some kindred spirit proposed a song with 
which to fill in the interim, which met with 
hearty accord by all, and with one acclaim 
that beautiful old hymn — - 

" Nearer, my God to Thee, 
Nearer to Thee ! " 

rang out from a hundred throats. Everyone 
seemed to throw their whole soul into the 
sacred lines, and I sat, mute and silent, listen- 
ing to what seemed tke sweetest hymn I had 
ever heard. It seemed to touch every chord 
in my soul, and I was soon lost in a reverie 
and became totally oblivious of all surround- 
ings, hearing only the words of the singers : 
"Though, like the wanderer, 
The sun gone down, 
Darkness be over me, 

My rest a stone; 
Yet in my dream I'd be — 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 
Nearer to Thee ! " 

Thus I sat and listened until a nervous 
hand was laid on my shoulder, which rudely 
brought me back to my surroundings. Look- 
ing up I recognized in the uncertain light the 
anxious face of an old friend. 

" Don't you see that an awful storm is 
raging? Can't you realize the danger? In- 
stead of sitting here, oblivious of all, you 
should be looking to your own safety ! You 
will find tule-jackets in the cabin." 

I arose and walked — or rather staggered — 
to the gunwale of the barge, and peered out 
over the black waters. 

The wind had gathered in intensity; at first 

a gale, it had increased to almost the tornado's 

Soon the rain came; then the pitiless hail. 
Great flashes of lightning followed, forming 
the footlights to the tragedy soon to be enacted. 
They disclosed the impending danger, and the 
more obseivant realized that God's awful 
power was upon the water! 

As I turned toward the cabin intent upon 
securing a jacket, another verse of that subtly 
sweet hymn rose above the roar of the wind 
and waves. I stopped and listened : 

" There let the way appear, 
Steps unto heaven; 
All that thou sendest me 
In mercy given." 

I hurriedly secured the jacket and returned to 
my seat, intent upon hearing the hymn 
further : 

"Then with my waking thoughts 
liright with thy praise " 

The barge quivered from stern to stern ! 
One of the cables by which it was attached to 
the steamer had snapped in twain at the stern. 
The accident warned the singers of the im- 
pending danger, and with one accord they 
clambered from barge to boat, and — to death ! 

With one mighty lurch the steamer rolled 
partly over, but the cable at the bow, which 
still held it to the barge, served the good office 
of again righting it, but with the disastrous 
result to the barge of breaking in its frail 

At this supreme moment one of the steam- 
er's crew cut the last remaining cable that 
bound them together, when the steamer, with 
an awful lurch, precipitated her precious 
freight of humanity into the angry waves ! 
It was a moment of terror— of despair — of 
death ! 

The buoyancy of the jacket held me up. 
The angry waves buffeted me hither and 
thither, and seemed to gloat over me as 
another victim. The thoughts of home, wife, 
children, friends, came to me as in a dream, 
and then I seemed to hear, drifting across the 
waters, the refrain. 

" Nearer, my God, to Thee ! 
Nearer to Thee ! " 

I listened, and it seemed a mockery; my 
past life appeared to be a waste — a treacherous 
game. I had been led to hope and expect; 
to toil and plan — only to be disappointed at 
last. Soldiers die in battle — but death in bat- 
tle is what the soldier expects; others fall vic- 
tims of disease — but disease is the infraction 
of some law and death the result that others 
may learn to obey the laws. A verse from 
Saltus seemed more appropriate : 

" I see a fertile, sunny town, 
Fruitful'on mountain slope and down. 
Pest passes; and a few remain 
To registrate the cruel bane. 
And iu the village church, not far away, 
I heard the austere, bearded preacher say, 
' Poor mortals here below, 
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.' " 

The elements raged in all their fury. The 
rain gave way to hail again, and as it was 
hurled with full force into my face the stinging 
pain seemed more than mortal could bear. 
Once more a thought of the dear ones at home 
flitted through my now disordered brain — then 
all became a blank. 

When next I regained consciousness I found 
myself in a dimly-lighted room, with a kindly 
face bending over me. Upon inquiry I was 
told I had been washed up on the beach by 
the waves, and there found by my host, who 
had noted a spark of life still remaining, and 
carried me to his home. I was still weak from 
the night's exposure, and must remain quiet. 

I sank back upon my pillow and was lulled 

to sleep by the refrain as it seemed to float 
gently across the dark waters — 

" Nearer my God, to Thee ! 
Nearer to Thee ! " 



O love is siiph a wondrous thing ! 

So swift of foot, so fleet of wing, 

So soft of voice, so low of laugh, 

In air we breathe, in wine we quaff, 

In rose of June, in winter snow, 

In calm, blue seas, in brooks that flow 

Adown to meet the calm, blue seas, 

As to thy heart flow lines like these ! 

These very lines, for thou cans't see 

Wherein I weave my thoughts of thee; 

Love's alchemy can change each word 

Into the notes of some sweet bird, 

That all day singing to the sun, 

Still pauses not when day is done, 

But far into the twilight dim 

Warbles its soft-toned %-esper hymn, 

And greets the first star's silver light 

With one faint, dreamy, fond "good night. 

Dear Love ! I wonder if you ask 
The wherefore of my pleasant task, 
Why I have sent these lines to thee 
So full of love's sweet ecstasy ? 
You handed me a flower last night, 
You kissed its petals small and white, 
You looked into mine eyes— I think 
That to that white-souled, perfumed pink 
Belongs the honor of the hour ! 
Because in that small, simple flower 
Love came to me in wondrous guise 
And pressed thine image on mine eyes ! 
In that sweet flower there stood revealed 
The truth thy lips had long concealed, 
And since thy lips did on it rest 
And it has lain upon my breast, 
The love that binds my heart to thine 
Is love unfathomed, love divine ! 
Sax Jose. 



Joy stood upon my threshold mild and fair, 

With lilies in her hair; 
I bade her enter as she turned to go, 

And she said, " No." 

Fortune once halted at my ruined porch. 

And lit it with her torch; 
I asked her fondly, " Have you come to stay ? 1 

She answered, "Nay." 

Fame robed in spotless white before me came, 

I longed her kiss to claim; 
T told her how her presence I revered. 

She disappeared ! 

Love came at last — how pure, how sweet ! 

With roses at her feet. 
I begged her all her bounty to bestow — 

She answered, "No." 

Since then. Joy, Fortune, Love and Fame, 
Have come my soul to claim; 

I see them smiling everywhere, 

But do not care. — Chicago Ugaro. 


Commencing Tuesday, March 15th, at two P. M. 
from Los Angeles, and Wednesday at eight A. M. 
from San Francisco, and every Tuesday and Wednes- 
day thereafter, the Burlington Route will run its 
regular summer excursions with Pullman Tourist 
Sleeping Cars to Chicago via Salt Lake City and Den- 
ver. For particulars and excursion folder, apply 
to agent, Burlington Route at 204 South Spring 
Street, Los Angeles, or 32 Montgomery Street, San 

Mr. A. G. Heyl, for many years connected with the 
United States Marine Hospital Service, is now a mem- 
ber of the well-known undertaking establishment of 
Martin, Morrison & Heyl, 118 Geary Street 



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IT WAS AN EVENT, that garden party 
at Santa Cruz. For weeks the splendor of the 
preparations furnished the topic of conversa- 
tion for the town. One heard of the illumina- 
tions, the decorations, the supper, even above 
the thunder of fire-crackers on the Fourth. 
Invitations were generously distributed; belles 
ordered ball costumes from San Jose modistes; 
some few richer and more enterprising act- 
ually sent orders for confections to San Fran- 
cisco. The hostess announced her intention 
of adorning herself and the occasion with a 
Worth gown. Dark rumors of a freight car 
laden with champagne had circulated round 
the beach and added to current anticipation. 
Confident assertions about the amount of a 
given vintage one man might comfortably get 
away with were heard on all sides. Those 
who found themselves near the villa on Satur- 
day beheld with deep inward satisfaction the 
workmen placing Japanese lanterns in position. 

* * * 

Night fell at last. The illumination began 
as the yellow moon climbed over Capitola and 
changed the dark waters of the bay into 
molten silver. One by one the tiny lanterns 
were lit. The villa seemed environed with 
tiny flames. In front of the door was a huge 
triangle of flame, and in the garden they hung 
from tree to tree like strings of fire-flies. The 
effect was very beautiful. Carriages rolled up 
by the scores and deposited fair and male bur- 
dens, and returned for more. The hostess 
wore the jewels of "the ill-fated Catherine 
Parr," beside the Worth costume. In their 
efforts to express appreciation of the gor- 
geousness of the occasion some of the guests 
coined new adjectives of admiration. Sweet 
strains were discoursed by an orchestra from 
town stationed in the ballroom. 

* * * 

In spite of all this glow and beauty the con- 
gregation seemed unsatisfied. Something was 
lacking. A few danced, the others meandered 
around the lawns or found dark corners where 
the tell-tale lanterns hung not and there whis- 
pered soft nothings. Supper time drew near, 
and at the command of the hostess in her 
Worth costume, the company sought the ten- 
nis court. In the centre was a huge bowl 
flanked by an array of glasses; in front a pro- 
fusion of jellies, salads, cakes, piles of pink 
and yellow ice cream nodded uneasily to cas- 
tellated mounds of angel cake. I heard some- 
one murmur " Champagne punch," and then 
like an echo it reverberated through the mul- 
titude. Champagne punch, pagne punch — 
cham — pagne — ad infinitum. A gentleman of 
bibulous tendencies, with a lovely blonde in a 
decollete costume, led the van. His fair part- 
ner and himself touched glasses, and as they 
drank I saw an expression of disappointment 
overspreading his visage. He. moved on the 
salads and sandwiches. The reason I soon 

The punch was claret cup. 

* * * 

Alas for the rarity of Christian charity and 

the ingratitude of humanity. I began to hear 
murmurs. Someone said the affair was a 
failure; a man insinuated he had been tricked 
into coming. Someone asked the whereabouts 
of the hostess, and rumor assented she was 
locked in a secluded corner of the veranda 
witli half a dozen of her city friends sipping 
the much-coveted champagne. And then the 
crowd began to disperse; the lanterns still 
glowed, but the admiration seemed to have 
gone out. Such is life at Santa Cruz. 

* * * 

IF SANTA CRUZ is not the gayest place 
in California this summer I should like to be 
where the floating population is obtaining 
more enjoy ment. Picnics are of daily occur- 
rence and moonlight excursions continued as 
long as the orb of night was in evidence. The 
week of the Fourth was a round of gaiety that 
culminated on Saturday night in a riding 
party given by Mrs. Welch. It was a regular 
cavalcade that rode from the steps of the Sea 
Beach Hotel. Twenty-four horses and three car- 
riages accommodated the party, and soon they 
were strung along the road to Capitola, 
Jeremiah Lynch, on a fine black charger, lead- 
ing the way. The maidens in their trim rid- 
ing habits and pretty hats looked very charm- 
ing. The night was glorious, the moon 
shedding a silver glow on sea and land. 

Reaching the destination, some of the party 
headed for Aptos, all returning about eleven 
o'clock. A cold supper was then served in 
the dining-room of the Sea Beach, and Mr. 
Eynch expressed the company's thanks for 
Mrs. Welch's hospitality. Mrs. Carroll, on 
Sunday, gave a picnic to Capitola. Five 
large carriages transported her guests to the 
comfortable hotel at this pretty resort, where 
a delicious hot luncheon was served. There 
were forty-seven in the party, and they all 
had a most enjoyable time. Afterward they 
drove to Aptos and then returned to Santa 
Cruz. On Tuesday, the Misses Euright gave 
a picnic to the Big Trees, and on Wednesday 
evening Mrs. Dr. Duke Robinson gave a hay 
ride, which proved one of the most enjoyable 
entertainments of the series. 

* * * 

THE BATHING SEASON is always pro- 
ductive of acrimonious discussions on costumes. 
At Santa Cruz the beach crowd have done 
little but discuss the Jenness Miller confection 
in which pretty Miss Muller has entered the 
waves. It is of alpaca, and exposed her 
arms and a portion of her shoulders, not so 
much, .however, as an ordinary belle does in a 
ballroom. In place of the lengthy, clumsy 
skirt, she wore a short, fluted arrangement 
that displayed her graceful figure to the best 
advantage. There was nothing in the costume 
that the most captious could stigmatize as im- 
modest, but it was not conventional, and there- 
fore to be contemned. However, the young 
lady, though quite aware of the controversy 
her appearance excited, calmly continued to 
bathe every morning, thereby exhibiting a 



proper spirit of indifference to current public 

* * * 

An athletic maiden who is one of the 
strongest swimmers at Santa Cruz, tempts the 
Argus-eyed multitude by a display of bare 
limbs. Their sumptuous, if rather muscular, 
development excites admiration, and, of 
course, envy, and I know not what dreadful 
accusations are preferred against her. She j 
wears the conventional skirt, however, but 
rumor alleges that on reaching the far raft 
she calmly discards its cumbersome folds and 
swims out to sea in a costume very similar to 
that of a ballet dancer. But she does swim j 
splendidly. A mile or two is nothing. She i 
circled all the yachts on the Fourth and went I 
out far beyond anyone alse. The great dim- 1 
culty with Santa Cruz is the absence of a 
covered way from the dressing-room to the 
water's edge. The cost of erecting such a 
structure would be slight and it would so 
relieve men and maidens whose limbs lack 
adipose tissue. 

* * * 

AT DEL MONTE the glorious weather has 
been made an excellent excuse for picnics and 
driving parties. Waiting at the porch every 
afternoon is a string of vehicles bound for the 
Grove or Cypress Point. The moonlight, too, 
has afforded an opportunity for excursions, and 
boating parties on the lake are quite the thing. 
Though the crowd of fashionables is not as 
large nor so gay as in years past, still they are 
active enough in their own way. The Haggin 
and Tevis families are very well represented. 1 
The Fred Sharons and Janins are still among 
the guests. Next week there will be large 
accessions to the numbers of those who are 
now here. 

* * * 

The event of the week of the Fourth was a 
leap year cotillion, which Miss Hagerled. It was 
not a very large affair but it proved a decided 
success. There were plenty of young married 
people to take part, and, besides, the co-opera- 
tion of some of the Eastern guests was 
invited. Some twenty couples took part, and I 
a number of simple and graceful figures were 
executed. Brandt's orchestra supplied the 
music. Another festivity was the picnic given 
by the Brugieres. This was quite a large 
affair. Their guests were driven to the pretty 
grounds near Cypress Point, and there a deli- 
cious lunch was partaken of. 

* * * 

OVER IN SAUSALITO they have yet to 
learn the meaning of the word stagnation. It 
is true the current gaiety is not of the active 
type, there are few important festivities to 
chronicle. Every night, however, the floating 
population is to be found on the placid bay, 
pouring out its soul in melody. Not that it 
would desire to submit the type of music 
which is most popular as a sample of its soul, 
though the latter element, at this stage of the 
season, is not obtruded even in Ross Valley. 
No new girls have come to the hillsides these 
last weeks, and the belles of June continue the 
belles of July. I shall mention none of the 

soft, sweet stories wafted me about moonlight 
rambles, or budding attachments. That would 
be unkind. 

* * * 

If I am to believe rumor, however, Hymen 
is having some work cut out for him these 
lovely evenings. I am assured the summer 
campaign, at least, so far as Sausalito is con- 
cerned, will not be without results. Given a 
maximum of males and a minimum of maidens, 
it would be anomolous if Cupid did not find 
some work to do. 

* * * 

On Saturday evening last there was a hop at 
the Pacific Yacht Club. The " Relief" brought 
to Sausalito a very jolly party and they, re-in- 
forced by a delegation from the villas, danced 
until midnight or beyond there The home- 
ward trip, over the moonlit bay, was au expe- 
rience to remember. On Sunday Captain Dan 
Haskell took a party of friends for a trip 
round the bay on the new tug " Fearless." The 
outing was specially tendered to Mr. and Mrs. 
Van Bergen, and proved a very pleasant affair. 
The swiftness of the steamer was tested in 
several brushes with passing ferry steamers. 

Frank 1). Willey is passing the summer in 
Sausalito and, having in view the laudable 
object of reducing his constantly-increasing 
adipose tissue, he has purchased an oak- 
finished Whitehall, deeming rowing just the 
proper thing for his complaint. Apropos to 
this it is a painfully beautiful sight to see him 
on the cushions every evening at twilight, as 
the boatman of the Pacific Yacht Club rows 
him over the placid waters from the wharf to 
the boathouse. It is the boatman who is get- 
ting thin. 

* * * 

A lull followed the wild excitement of the 
Tennis Tournament at San Rafael. The 
guests at the hotel have settled down to the 
ordinary regimen of driving and riding, bowl- 
ing and billiard-playing, and have concluded, 
after all, that a quiet life is far more fascinating 
than the period of excitement that culminated 
on the National Holiday. 

* * * 

Jeremiah Lynch and Dr. Whitwell spent 
last week at Santa Cruz, and entered very 
actively into the enjoyment of the festivities 
current there. Lynch rode down on his 
charger, and Dr. Whitwell made the journey 
in a small carriage behind a capital pacing 
horse he owns. En route they stopped at San 
Jose and Los Gatos. On Friday evening of last 
week the ex-grand juryman escorted a party 
of fair maidens to the Big Trees. They made 
the trip on horseback by moonlight, and were 
much edified by the beauty of the scenery 
along the canon. Besides, Mr. Lynch has 
been much in demand in connection with the 
various drives and picnics that have been 
organized in such profusion during the last 
wtek or two. In fact, he is easily the most 
popular man at Santa Cruz. 

* * * 

Larkspur Inn has enjoyed a splendid 

season, and the resort has become one of the 
most popular in the State. Early this month 
there was not a room to be had in the house; 
and those who intended passing the holi- 
days there were compelled to write for 
accommodations. The early season's rush is 
now over, and yet Larkspur Inn holds its 
place in the public regard. Guests who pur- 
posed remaining there only a few days, have 
stayed weeks, and people are now engaging 
rooms for August and September. 

* * * 

Miss Reinstein, who is to be married Tues- 
day to Charles Shainwald, has been the recipi- 
ent, during the week, of several entertainments. 
On Monday night she was given a moonlight 
ride to the Cliff and along the beach to the 
Ocean House by a number of friends. The 
big Russ House coach and its four-horse team 
was chartered for the occasion. A supper at 
the residence of Miss Shainwald, on Clay 
Street, followed. On Thursday night Mr. 
and Mrs. Milton S. Eisner gave a reception in 
honor of the prospective bride that proved a 
very pleasant affair. The marriage ceremony 
will be celebrated at the residence of J. B. 
Reinstein, 906 Ellis Street. 

W. Greer Harrison's play, "The O'Neil," 
is to be presented for the first time this season, 
probably at the California Theatre, by James 
O'Neill. It is written in blank verse and 
embodies the exploits of the great Shane 
O'Neil, who presented the claims of Ireland to 
Queen Elizabeth. There is considerable action 
in the play and several strong situations. Mr. 
O'Neill is delighted with the character and 
prophesies a great success for the play. 

The interest taken in ' 1 The Life of Mark 
Twain " by Will M. Clemens, his cousin, 
shows how much the people of the West think 
of the humorist. The book was put on the 
market only a short time ago and has had a 
good sale. It is more interesting than works 
of this kiud are likely to be, as it contains 
many of Mark Twain's brightest sayings. 

D. P. Belknap entertained C. F. Cook, of 
Boston, at the Bohemian Club on Monday 
evening, and the affair was made the occasion 
of the discharge of much oratory that had 
been left over from the Fourth. - Dan O'Con- 
nell spoke at considerable length on a variety 
of topics; then Ed Hamilton followed with 
"the best off-hand speech he ever made," 
which must be time-worn by this time. Dr. 
Swan denied any relationship to the artist of 
that name, and Dr. Beverly Cole told how he 
rode across the desert in 1849. Mr. Belknap 
contented himself (and the company) by 
saying several times in an undertone: " Fill 
them again." 

Alfred Bouvier returned to town this week, 
after a short and painful vacation at a health 
resort. Stricken with rheumatism some weeks 
ago, he was compelled to leave the city, but I 
am glad to announce that he is now so much 


better that he was able to return {o make the 
necessary preparations for the tenth season of 
the Baldwin. Mr. Bouvier has managed this 
playhouse for six years with signal success. 
The tenth season begins on Monday, when 
the Frohman Company will present " The Lost 
Paradise," which is said to be the greatest 
play yet written by an American author. It 
is by De Mille, and it is quite probable that 
its production will be seen by a large number 
of people who could not be wooed from the 
summer resorts by any other company. 

* * * 

Charles Rollo Peters, according to latest 
advices, is in Brittany studying effects for his 
picture of Napoleon. The great Corsican is 
Mr. Peters' hero. On the literature of the 
subject he is deeply read, and it is his ambition 
to depict him in as many guises as possible. 
With the Brittany coast Charley is familiar. 
The subject of his largest canvas repre- 
sents a fisherwoman at the foot of a huge 
crucifix praying for the safe-keeping of the 
boats at sea. In Paris he has found a very 
comfortable studio, and since his departure has 
worked harder than ever before in his life. 

* * * 

There was a charming dinner at the old 
fish market restaurant on Pacific Street near 
Davis last Monday night. It was given by 
Signor Antholdi and Signor Locher to Mrs. 
Splivalo, Mrs. Bigelow, and Mrs. Lopez, with 
Mr. Lopez and Mr. Splivalo to aid in entertain- 
ing the guests. It was only equaled by a Spanish 
dinner given on the following Wednesday by 
C M. Palmer, with Willis Polk as his lieuten- 
ant, at " Gabriella's " over in Broadway 
Street. At this latter affair Mrs. Palmer, Mr. 
and Mrs. Ritchie, Miss Palmer, Miss Sill, 
Signor Dominico Rossi, and several others 
were guests. These Italian and Spanish 
dinners are getting to be very popular with 
Society people, and at this latter affair Spanish 
music and Chinese lanterns were a happy 

* * * 

HOW MUCH TRUTH there is in the fol- 
lowing story I dare not guess. It was told 
me by one of the rounders who hang out in 
the lower end of town. Here it is, however: 
One evening before the late Republican Con- 
vention at Minneapolis, "Judge" Maloney 
was taking a stroll down towards the Latin 
end of Kearny Street, and, as usual, had his 
sensitive modesty with him. Near the junc- 
tion of Montgomery Avenue is a small street 
oyster stand where one can purchase, if his 
purse will not stand a dozen of the succulent 
bivalves, one or more for a small sum. In 
front of this stood a Chinese looking per- 
plexedly at an extremely large oyster on a plate; 
he had evidently disposed of one or two pre- 
viously, but this seemed to be a little too 
large for his swallowing powers. While en- 
gaged in contemplation, Maloney came along. 
Seeing the heathen's dilemma he stepped up 
and asked : 

* * * 

" What's the mather, John; no can swallow 
him ? " 

" No; too biggee, " was the answer. 

"Ah, yez don't savey, " said the irrepress- 
ible Maloney. With that, he lifted the oyster 
off the plate and dropped it gently down his 
capacious gullet. 

The Chinese gazed in evident admiration 
at the easy way in which it had been put 
away, and said: 

" Irishman heap smart, me try swallow him 
six times, no can do." 

Those that were standing near say the 
expression on Maloney's face when he heard 
this would have stopped a clock. 

* * * 

as Chairman of the Democratic State Central 
Committee, rather a funny story is told by 
Mr. McGonigle, editor of the leading Ventura 
paper, the Democratic organ of the county. 
Appointed a member of the committee by 
Barney Murphy, he made up his mind that 
Max was the man to conduct the fight. Before 
starting for town he received a call from a 
prominent Democrat of the town — a patriotic 
Irishman with strong prejudices against all 
who are not of the true faith, whether in poli- 
tics or religion. 

* * * 

" Who are ye goin' to vhote for, Mac ? " he 

" For Max Popper," was the reply. 

" Poppher, Popper — quare name. An' what 
counthryman is he ? " 

" Irish, of course," was the editor's answer. 

" Irish ? Shure, Mac, that's no Irish nhame. 
Popper, indade. Popper. Who iver he'rd 
tell of a Popper in Ireland ? " He waxed 

" His name is not Popper, but Mc Popper — 
Macpopper — as good a County Mayo name as 
there is." 

" An' he's a Mayo man, is he ? Well, vhote 
for him, Mac." 
And Mac did. 

I rejoice that the Democratic State Central 
Committee hearkened unto the voice of wisdom 
(which was mine) in its selection of Chairman. 
From the first I held that there was no serious 
opposition to his election, and that it was 
made by acclamation was a strong endorse- 
ment of my judgment. Mr. Popper is cer- 
tainly the best man for the position at this 
time, and if this does not prove to be the 
warmest and most successful campaign the 
Democracy has had in many years I am no 
prophet. The country members were unani- 
mous in their desire for Mr. Popper, and all 
promised faithful allegiance to him if he were 
elected. I will wait to see how they carry 
out their promises; the election, in a great 
measure, depends on them. Republican cor- 
ruption and debauchery have made the people 
of the city so disgusted that they will vote 
for any honest candidate the Democracy nomi- 
nates. It is quite likely that the rascals will 
be turned out in large numbers. 

* * * 

In the choice of Vice-Chairmen the com- 

mittee showed excellent sense. O. M. Wel- 
burn, of Gilroy, is one of the best organizers 
in the State. The interior has rarely in the 
past been represented by as good a man. He 
is a hard and capable worker, a forcible and 
logical talker, and a thorough Democrat. He 
was elected, not for the work that he prom- 
ised to do, but for the splendid work he 
had already done, and city and country alike 
united in asking that his choice be made 
unanimous. James Murphy, of Del Norte, 
and Mr. Marsh, of Los Angeles, were the 
other Vice-Chairmen, and form a combination 
hard to beat. Barry Baldwin will fill the 
position of Treasurer acceptably, and Mr. 
Troy will make an excellent Secretary. 

WHAT A CONTRAST between the 
architects' dinner and that given by the artists 
in the Palace Hotel. There sat down some 
1 1 2 personages and a few painters at the 
latter. At the former, given on Friday even- 
ing at the Vienna, only 22 were at the festal 
board — all dona fide professionals, however. 
The personages were not art patrons save in 
the sense of owning galleries of imitation 
masters purchased at foreign picture sales. 
The architects, however, had all built houses. 
George H. Sanders presided, gave out toasts 
and awarded medals to successful students. 
David Farquharson, of the California Savings 
and Loan Society, discoursed on old-time 
architects. The majority of people have for- 
gotten that he designed the Bank of Califor- 
nia, the Stock Exchange, and the Nevada 

* * * 

Clinton Day talked of the architects of to- 
day. Albert Pissis spoke of the advantages 
of academical training, and Page Brown was to 
have responded to the toast " Adopted Sons," 
but both he and Willis Polk, who was also 
down for a speech, were absent. Altogether 
it proved a very enjoyable affair. By the way, 
the menu cards, designed by Dan Polk, were 
really works of art. 

* * * 

The "Monastery" boys gave a very jolly 
fish dinner at the Pacific Yacht Club on Tues- 
day last. Their menu was confined to pro- 
ducts of the bay and embraced all sorts and 
conditions of oysters, clams, shrimps, besides 
fish of a dozen varieties. In fact the supply 
was greater than the demand. That none of 
the ethics of the culinary art were violated is 
vouched for by Mr. Dexter who had charge of 
the details. There was a pleasant gathering of 
young people besides considerable music at 
the Monastery on Sunday. Among the guests 
were some capital vocalists, who gave part 
songs without number. 

* * * 

never existed anywhere than those with which 
the Republican party is afflicted in this city. 
In addition to being utterly devoid of the 

I 2 


honor that is usually supposed to prevail 
among thieves, they all suffer from an uncon- 
trollable desire to abuse each other in the 
newspapers. Scarcely a day passes that Kelly 
v!oes not tell a reporter what he thinks about 
Burns, and Burns what he thinks about Wilson. 
Verily, the corpulent ghost of the late Boss 
Higgins, if it ever returns to earth to take an 
observation, must frequently burst its vest- 
buttons when contemplating these loquacious 
fellows. The curious feature of the political 
situation, however, is that while Burns, Kelly, 
Wilson, and Quinn are satirizing each other, 
t'.ie Republican party, for whose success they all 
profess so much concern, is rapidly going to 
the dogs. 

When Quinn and Wilson at the Stockton 
Convention bolted the programme they had 
agreed upon with Dan Burns, and formed the 
combination which resulted in the election of 
rival delegates at large, I predicted that they 
would soon reach the end of their ropes as 
bosses. In politics men cannot play the role 
of Benedict Arnold with any more success than 
in the other walks of life, and that is what the 
perfidy of these two bosses amounted to on that 
occasion. The slate agreed on was Estee, 
Barnes, Rideout, and Spence. The ticket 
came out De Young, Felton, Rideout, 
and Spence. That ticket, through M. M. 
Estee, has cost the party the services 
of Judge Fitzgerald, who has resigned 
as Chairman of the State Central Committee, 
and it has split and probably destroyed the 
Republican Alliance — the only hope the party 
had of making a decent municipal ticket in 
this city. The latest " deal " by which Mr. 
Wilson has sold out the Alliance to Kelly and 
Crimtnins in consideration of securing the 
Shrievalty for H. H. Lynch and the Congres- 
sional nomination for his friend Alexander, 
the young Harbor Commissioner, is on a par 
with all the rest. What hope of success has 
a party, the leaders of which are guilty of 
s ich dishonorable conduct as this ? 

* * * 

I am informed that Internal Revenue Col- 
1 ctor Quinn has been ordered from Washing- 
t m to cease his fight against Martin Kelly 
a id Phil Crimtnins by no other person than 
President Harrison himself. The fact that he 
has obeyed shows that his principles are 
worth just about as much as his bread and 
hitter. He has abandoned the public whom 
he has been assuring all along that Kelly and 
Crimrains were rascals of the deepest dye, for 
the favor of the man who owns him. In 
other words he has no principles. He is a 
mercenary politician. He would associate 
with the devil if to refuse would jeopardize 
his salary. Months ago I expressed the 
Opinion that Dan Burns was altogether too 
decent a man to associate with such bosses as 
these. With all his faults Burns is true to 
his friends. In some respects he is a high- 
minded, noble fellow. Eying he regards as a t 
dishonorable practice, and treachery with him 
is impossible. Rather than enter into a 
League with the two saloon keepers who boss 

the local Republican party, he would retire 
from politics forever. 

* * * 

It does not appear, however, that the Re- 
publican party will accept decent leadership 
under any circumstances. With individuals 
in charge who are chiefly distinguished for 
their lack of character and disregard of the 
code of honor that prevails among honorable 
men, it can never hope to succeed in this 
city. And yet there is no way to repudiate 
them. If a primary is held Burns cannot 
carry a precinct without hiring a gang of 
ruffians to fight the ruffians who will be sent 
out by the new firm of Kelly, Crimmins, 
Wilson, and Quinn. Of course, he will not 
do this. The party machinery, therefore, is 
destined to fall entirely into the hands of these 
men. They will find, however, that it will do 
them no good. For all practical purposes the 
municipal election this year is separated 
entirely from the National one. The new 
ballot law requires separate boxes for the two 
tickets, and each voter will be compelled to 
choose between the candidates of the Re- 
organized Democracy and those of the Repub- 
lican bosses. Unless all political virtue has 
departed from the people, therefore, the ticket 
nominated by Kelly, Crimmins, Wilson, and 
Quinn cannot hope to succeed. These four 
men must be fools to think that a community 
in which they are so well known will indorse 
anything they may do. 

* * * 

THE DEATH in this city on Sunday last 
of Thomas M. Dawson, former Consul of the 
United States to Samoa, will bring to the 
minds of all old Californians a forgotten chap- 
ter of San Francisco church history. Dawson 
was a Presbyterian clergyman, and between 
seventeen and eighteen years ago was one of 
the leaders of that denomination in this part 
of the country. He was the pastor of a church 
in Oakland where he had worked up a large 
congregation of fashionable and intelligent 
Presbyterians. In those days Dawson was 
a young, handsome, and brilliant fellow, a 
writer of some vigor and an orator of con- 
siderable fluency, and he was generally 
esteemed as a youth likely to attain distinc- 
tion in the business of saving souls by the 
religious method he had adopted. But, like 
the Rev. John D. Ellis, who recently sued the 
Presbytery of San Francisco for damages for 
slander, Dawson was not left long to enjoy 
the prosperity that was opening upon him. 

* * * 

For some reason, the exact nature of which I 
cannot now recall, hebecameinvolvedin trouble 
with the peppery little Scotchmen who then, 
as now, composed the Presbytery. Charges 
were preferred against him. One of the 
counts of the indictment was that he had been 
guilty of unprofessional conduct, or conduct 
unbecoming a minister of the gospel. This 
consisted of gambling in stocks. In 1875 and 
1876 the stock-dealing mania was at its 
height. Everybody, from the servant girl to 
the church deacon, invested in mining 
"shares," and at the conclusion of each 

" deal " there was usually a complete social 
collapse, showing that stock gambling was 
well nigh universal. At the time the charges 
were preferred against Dawson, however, it 
was supposed that the ministers, nearly all of 
whom inveighed regularly once a week 
against the vice, were about the only members 
of the community free from it. Therefore, 
the allegations against Dawson created a 
profound sensation throughout churchdom. 

* * * 

In due time the Presbytery tried and con- 
victed him, just as it has recently tried and 
convicted Dr. Ellis, and Dawson appealed to 
the Synod of the Pacific — the Presbyterian 
Supreme Court. The trial and appeal occu- 
pied months, during which Dawson's affairs 
and those of his fellow Presbyterian clergy- 
men were pretty effectually mauled over in 
the newspapers. Finally the Synod affirmed 
the decision of the lower court. Dawson was 
now effectually cashiered. He could no 
longer preach Presbyterianism, and having 
been taught that creed in his early youth it 
was too late to pick up any other religious 
method. So he turned on the Presbytery 
like the wounded snake. 

* * * 

He gave the newspapers the names of all 
clergymen in town for whom he had acted as 
broker in buying and selling mining stocks ! 
The revelations were a veritable religious 
bombshell. They shook the foundations of 
every church in town. A howl of rage went 
up from the accused dominies, and for three 
weeks or more Dawson was called a liar in all 
the ways available in English and in most of 
the ways possible in other languages. The 
ex-minister retaliated for awhile, but he was 
finally overcome by the general denunciation 
and left the city. 

Then he wrote a letter to the newspapers say- 
ing that he feared personal violence if he re- 
mained. Some of the fiery Scotch preachers 
had, so he intimated, threatened to sandbag 
him. What strange changes are wrought by 
the hand of time ! Less than twenty years 
after the sensational events every man, I 
believe, who participated in them is dead, and 
Dawson himself is forgotten. After his 
tussle with the Presbytery he served in Samoa 
and other places as United States Consul and 
then drifted back to San Francisco. 

When he died he was a clerk in the Re- 
corder's office. 

* * * 

The Citizens' Defense Association was 
organized some months ago, and I enter- 
tained high hopes of its future. In my 
verdant way I imagined that it would seek to 
effect needed reforms in the conduct of our 
municipal and State governments. But, like 
most of the organizations of recent times 
designed to expose and punish public male- 
factors, it is turning out to be an arrant fraud. 
With a great flourish of trumpets it has 
arrested and arraigned Assemblyman Bruner. 
All the vigor and energy of its being has been 
compressed into a prosecution of this pygmy 



offender, with the result that when he is tried 
he is quite certain to be acquitted. Bruner is 
accused of asking a ticket scalper to bribe him, 
and upon the ticket scalper's unsupported oath 
it is proposed to convict him. Laying aside 
for the moment the fact that he is one of the 
most insignificant boodlers turned up by Judge 
Wallace's Grand Jury, it will hardly be dis- 
puted that his word is as good as that of a 
ticket scalper. For myself I would believe a 
boodle legislator any day rather than a ticket 
scalper. As Bruner denies the charge an 
average jury can be relied on to express the 
same opinion. 

* * * 

It is not too much to say that if the Citizens' 
Defense Association has no other purpose than 
to prosecute Bruner it had better disband. 
But if, as now seems probable, it was organ- 
ized to promote the political prospects of its 
members, it should at once throw off all dis- 
guises and get down to business. The cam- 
paign is progressing rapidly, and if it waits 
until the Municipal Conventions are called, it 
may get left. Evidently, as a cleaner of 
Augean stables, it is a failure, but as a " piece " 
club or as a campaign whooper-up it may 

* * * 

THAT H. H. BANCROFT has found in 
N. J. Stone a foeman worthy of his steel is 
apparent. One after another he threw out of 
the business his brothers and the associates 
who during the long years of struggle and 
trial had stood by him. The same treatment 
applied to the Manager of the History Com- 
pany, however, finds less tractable material. 
Stone has commenced suit, and in a complaint 
that must have made interesting reading for 
the alleged historian he sets forth what seems 
to me excellent cause of action. Indeed, he 
goes to the length of calling this eminent old 
gentleman a blackmailer. It is rather amus- 
ing to learn the methods whereby large sums 
were won from unwilling Argonauts. 

In early California nearly every man had a 
history which he was willing to conceal. If 
he brought none with him he soon acquired 
one. Acting thereon, Mr. Bancroft devised 
cunning biographies detailing events undeni- 
ably true, but better left unrecorded. He 
contrived to have the subjects learn the char- 
acter of their historical presentation and they 
were always willing to pay the cost of cutting 
out or excluding entirely the obnoxious 
paragraphs. It often proved a very expensive 
operation, if one were to judge by Mr. Stone's 
complaint. Imagine the value of a history 
prepared under such conditions. The most 
checkered of careers, under the influence of a 
certain number of subscriptions, becomes pure 
and untarnished as that of a saint. 

* * * 

H. H. Bancroft is credited with possessing 
about a million and a half dollars. Besides 
the book and stationery business on Market 
Street, which he owns all but a few shares, he 
has a ranch of 200 acres at Walnut Creek, 

real estate in Berkeley and in San Diego. He 
owns a controlling interest in the History 
Company, a block of stock in the Bancroft, 
Whitney Publishing Company, the History 
Building on Market Street, the library on 
Valencia Street, and a residence on Van Ness 
Avenue. In spite of his accumulations, the 
concern was in serious trouble at the time of 
the fire, but it was then that Mr. Stone began 
pushing the history, and by his splendid man- 
agement settled with the creditors, and lifte i 
a mortgage of some $450,000 on the Market 
Street property. It was he who put the scores 
of agents in the field and pushed the sale of 
the books. There is no doubt that had the 
original plan been adhered to, the work would 
have proved a bonanza. 

The method of history-writing which Ban- 
croft inaugurated is well known. Of the series 
of volumes that bear his name it is doubtful 
if a single one was written by himself. The 
volumes on Arizona and New Mexico are the 
work of H. L- Oak; those on Mexico and 
Central America were written by Oak and by 
Thomas Savage. These are, perhaps, the best 
of the series and perhaps the cheapest. Oak 
is a man of excellent education, a retired 
school teacher, and during his years of labor 
in the Bancroft vineyard received about $150 
per month. He is now residing at Siegler's 
Springs. Mrs. Victor is responsible for the his- 
tory of the Northwest Coast and Oregon, be- 
sides assisting in preparing that of California. 
She averaged between $90 and $100 per 

* * * 

A Mr. Nemus was one of the most indus- 
trious of the great man's collaborators. A 
Swede by birth, he was a very hard worker 
and is credited with having produced the 
bulk of the History of California. Of course 
others assisted, but it was his speciality. I 
believe the munificent salary of $125 per 
month remunerated him for his services on 
behalf of the Bancroft reputation. Another 
servitor is Alfred Bates, a writer of polished 
English, who is responsible for most of the 
occasional fine passages one finds in the thirty 
volumes. He has been a slave for over 
twelve years and averages about $75 per month, 
though at times has had $100. The books 
treating of Wyoming and Colorado are mainly 
his, besides several of the biographies in 
" Chronicles of the Builders." 

* * * 

Of the business methods of H. H. Bancroft, 
it is difficult to speak temperately. There is 
no device so low that he will not descend to it 
for the purpose of obtaining money. His 
rapacity knows no bounds; beside him Asa 
Fisk is a philanthropist. He quarrelled with 
his brother, A. A. Bancroft, shortly after the 
fire. They separated, the latter taking the 
piano agency with an agreement that the old 
firm should give up dealing in musical instru- 
ments. That did not prevent Hubert Howe 
immediately re-entering that line with a new 
make of piano. Now, they hate each other. 

A. A.'s ranch on Walnut Creek adjoins that 
of his brother. The offspring of one are not 
permitted to speak, even to look at, the chil- 
dren of the other. His rencounter with W. B. 
Bancroft has been detailed in the papers at 
full length. 

* * * 

His son-in-law, C. O. Richards, tried to do 
business with him, but had to give it up in 
de-pair. A brother-in-law, now located at San 
Diego, had a similar experience. Oak, who 
worked for him so long, threatens to sue him 
for some breach of contract. In fact he seems 
to be in difficulties all round. It is rather 
amusing that in spite of Stone's accusations he 
remains in the service of the concern and has 
not thought it necessiry to resign. 

* * * 

In mentioning the authorship of the histo- 
ries I forgot to speak of the volumes on Utah. 
The Mormon Church, as can readily be 
imagined, desired to go before the world as 
creditably as possible, and when the emissaries 
of the firm approached the community, an 
agreement was made to take a large number 
of copies, provided Franklin D. Richards was 
permitted to write the book. He furnished 
most of it, but the name of H. H. Bancroft 
appears on the title page. 

* * * 

IN EARLY DAYS General William H. 
Brown, the Harbor Commissioner, was Sheriff 
of El Dorado County, and he now tells with 
enjoyment of a peculiar incident that occurred 
to him at that period. He was en route to 
San Quentin, from El Dorado, with a prisoner 
who had been convicted of manslaughter and 
sentenced to solitary confinement for twenty 
years. Upo.i arriving here they registered at 
the Russ House, intending to go to San 
Quentin the following day. Sheriff Brown 
wished to be somewhere else that evening, 
and, having unlimited confidence in his pris- 
oner, left him alone at the hotel, telling him 
that he would call for him at nine o'clock in 
the morning. 

* * * 

That hour arrived but Brown did not. The 
prisoner waited for him one hour, and then 
another, and finally, becoming worried at 
Brown's non-appearance, he started out to 
find him. After a long search he saw Brown 
on Kearny Street talking to a friend. He 
approached him from behind, and, tapping on 
his shoulder to attract his attention he said: 

" By Sheriff, I thought you had escaped 


* * * 

vidual, Hugh Craig, seems to have a faculty 
for getting himself into the papers. That 
there is any reason, personal or otherwise, for 
the notoriety he has achieved must be denied. 
Among underwriters he ranks as one of the 
luckiest men in the business — without discrim- 
ination he seems to reap the rewards that are 
denied the more skillful. Perhaps it is this 
very quality that has made him a fanatic. 
His casuistry argues from his own luck the 



existence of a special Insurance Providence 
in whose inner eye he is. His devotion, 
therefore, is an expression of thanks, as much 
as anything else. I was rather surprised to 
notice that Father Montgomery had conde- 
scended to a controversy with Mr. Craig on 
any topic. 

* * * 

™ If he were in any sense of the word a repre- 
sentative underwriter one might understand, 
but he is not. As I have said, among 
his associates he does not rank at all high, 
and such expressions as he may happen 
to give voice to on the subject of church 
insurance are solely his own. He does not 
speak for his profession. 

* * * 

THE ENGAGEMENT of Willie Oothout 
and Mrs. Edgar Saltus was no especial sur- 
prise to the former's friends. Mrs. Saltus 
comes of a very good New York family and 
she has known Mr. Oothout since childhood. 
The story of her divorce from the erratic novel- 
ist is too well known to require repetition. It 
appears he had to resort to stimulants to main- 
tain that brilliant style of his. He indulged 
in opium, brand}-, and heaven knows what 
not, and poor Mrs. Saltus had to bear the 
infliction of his condition. Finally she sought 
relief in divorce, and since then she has trav- 
eled a great deal. Two years ago she under- 
took a voyage around the world with Mr. and 
Mrs. Clarence Andrews. During a lengthy 
sojourn in Teheran Mr. Andrews became 
quite friendly with the Shah, who appointed 
him to represent Persia at the World's Fair. 

* * * 

The party arrived here about a mouth ago, 
and, shortly afterward, they went East ac- 
companied by Mr. Oothout. Among their 
friends it was generally understood that the 
two were engaged. Mrs. Saltus is a very 
charming and interesting woman and a bright 
talker. Mr. Oothout is now a very, rich man. 
Some eight months ago he inherited a fortune 
of half a million dollars by the death of his 
grandmother, Mrs. Morgan. He is Vice- 
President of the California Petroleum and 
Asphalt Company, which owns extensive mines 
of bituminous rock in Santa Barbara County. 
Their marriage will take place very soon, and 
Mr. Oothout returns almost immediately to 
Santa Barbara where he will reside. 

* * * 

With all his butterfly instincts, however, 
Willie did have a romance once upon a time. 
It was seven years ago, and the scene was the 
Palace Hotel and other places. She was a 
lovely bride, who played as divinely on the 
piano as she could upon men's hearts. Willie 
was new here and had a big allowance; and he 
lavished it with a free hand. They were seen 
everywhere together, and the fond, smiling 
husband was in their train. Trips through 
California and Oregon were in the programme, 
and a lovely cottage in the country completed 
the illusion. 

* * * 

Business called Oothout to Paris suddenly, 

and he agreed to be back in six weeks. Once 
in the French capital, he met a young Cali- 
fornian of whom he made a confidant. 

" I have to return at once," he said, "for I 
cannot be separated longer from the loveliest 
woman in the world." 

"Ah!" sighed his friend, "would that I 
could go with you. I, too, have a fair crea- 
ture waiting in California, from whom separa- 
tion is madness. She writes me daily the 
most ardent letters. Come up to my room in 
the Chatham and see her portrait *" 

* * * 

The pair sought the room, and with proud 
grace the friend displayed to Willie a beautiful 
miniature set in diamonds. 

"Ten thousand demons!" cried the latter, 
snatching the bauble, " where did you get 
that ? " 

" From the woman who loves me and writes 
these letters. ' ' 

" But here is its mate! " cried Willie fiercely, 
producing a counterpart dangling from a chain 
at his neck. 

How the affair was settled was never plain, 
but, at all events, the bride who was so gener- 
ous with her graven image lost two birds at a 
single shot. 

* * * 

THE PERSONALITY of Egbert Judson 
is no less remarkable than that of his partner, 
J. L. NT. Shepard. Both have lost a large 
sum in the powder explosion at Fleming's 
Point, but they have plenty more back of that, 
and could easily afford the sudden drain. Jud- 
son was in the candle business here in the 
early 'Fifties, and shortly after ventured on 
chemical works. He had in his employ a tall, 
clever, young New Yorker named Shepard, 
whom presently he took into partnership. From 
that day their fortunes began to increase, until 
now they are worth several millions apiece. 
For years the chemical works were situated at 
the northeast corner of Fifteenth and Valencia 
Streets, where also lived the Judsons. Shep- 
ard attended to the outside business while 
Judson ran the works. If I remember rightly 
it was in their works that the famous Paraf 
made his first experiments toward working 
the gold transmutation fraud with which he 
afterwards duped men with millions in Peru. 

* * * 

In 1864 Shepard secured a large tract of 
land in the San Pablo Road in Oakland, and 
next to the Dietz Tract. Here he built a 
large, roomy house, which has been increased 
from time to time. His six beautiful daugh- 
ters grew up, and one by one received their 
training in the East or abroad. Miss Evelyn, 
the youngest, is now in Europe, studying the 
violin, of which instrument she is already a 
proficient player. Their home has been the 
scene of the most brilliant balls Oakland ever 
saw, and the extensive grounds afford grand 
scope for Japanese lanterns in these fetes. The 
eldest daughter, Miss Madeline, never mar- 
ried, but took the veil at a convent in Eng- 

land. She was considered the best amateur 
pianist we ever had in San Francisco. 

* * * 

IF THE CONTEST over the will of the 
late Major Camp does not develop some mate- 
rial of extreme interest, I shall be disappointed. 
He was almost a Californian by adoption, was 
the Major. His winters he spent between the 
Occidental Hotel and the Bohemian Club— 
until his wife died — that is, she committed 
suicide in. Lake Minnetonka about twelve 
months ago. She was an invalid. Released 
from the matrimonial bonds he became gay. 
He blossomed forth in new clothes, and be- 
came a regular old masher, insisting on falling 
in love with every presentable maiden he met. 
He could afford to be generous, for his assets 
were something in the neighborhood of $1 ,000,- 
000. Just how he fell in with Mrs. Seal, rumor 
saith not. He did, however, and made up his 
mind to marry her. 

* * * 

Mrs. Seal is a daughter of Jesse D. Carr, of 
Salinas, and in her own right she is wealthy. 
Not a woman whom the ordinary mortal would 
describe as fascinating, she seemed to possess 
a decided charm for Major Camp, for when he 
returned to Minneapolis hechanged his will and 
divided the million between his daughter and 
his betrothed, share and share alike. Then, 
most inconsiderately, he died. Naturally Miss 
Camp objected to Mrs. Seal's good luck, and 
has commenced a contest on the ground of 
undue influence and other causes. Mrs. Seal 
will, of course, fight for her own, and between 
the two there will be little left of the Major's 
reputation for mentality. I believe Arthur 
Rodgers has been retained on the daughter's 
side, while Mrs. Seal is amply provided with 
able counsel. 

* * * 

Colonel Savage's new book is selling on the 
reputation of his "Official Wife." There 
can be instituted no comparison, for the latter 
bears the same relation to the former that a 
graceful table does to a chopping block. I 
believe Archie Gunther claims responsibility 
for the dramatic completeness of the first 
novel. He went over Savage's material and 
had him leave out not only pages, but chap- 
ters. * This pruning gave it compactness. He 
desired to treat " Lagunitas " similarly, but 
Savage would have none of his revision, and 
it came out without. That is, the author 
published it on his own responsibility. 

* * * 

THE INNER CIRCLE of the Owl's Nest 
Club is busy frowning at a bill for $587 sent 
it by De V. Graham. He is a member of the 
Second Form, and in his private capacity 
exploits a brand of champagne. This line of 
endeavor, though hardly as elegant as bank- 
ing or insurance, seems to develop the species 
of rapacity that on Front Street is called busi- 
ness ability. The small anecdote that goes 
with the bill I may be forgiven telling. The 
I Owl's Nest had a festivity at San Carlos to 
celebrate the laying of the foundation stone 
of their new clubhouse. It was quite an affair. 



An elaborate programme arranged for the 
occasion had Mr. Graham among its vocal 
features. He was to sing an ode composed 
by H. J. Stewart — a beauteous melody, of 

* * * 

A special train was engaged, and that the 
eutire membership would assemble, was re- 
garded as a matter ot course. Reasoning in 
his calmly British way, De V. G. concluded 
the combination would be very thirsty after 
the ceremony and that, if it collectively could, 
it doubtless would, purchase champagne. So 
he went to the expense of hiring a pretty 
striped tent, a brace of expert openers, 
besides sundry glasses, and these he sent to 
San Carlos, together with many cases of 
wine. It arrived, was located and iced ready 
for the great event, when one of the committees 
and a few of the members concluded this was 
not a commercial occasion, and that the 
preparations were uncalled for. So Mr. 
Graham was telegraphed to, the tent was 
closed, and the result was he arrived very late 
and refused to sing. 

* * * 

No persuasion cjuld induce him to exhibit 
his cultivated vocal pawers, and the result was 
the Ode missed fire. However, as a sop to 
Cerberus, the committee served out the Brand 
to the assemblage, and, I believe, concluded 
that two cases must have been disposed of. 
That is why they are so at a loss to compre- 
hend the $587 bill. For it is quite an amount 
in these days of commercial depression and 
opposition railroads. 

* * * 

are still extant a few fiery spirits who will 
resent insult if it cost a life. Among them 
are Al. Stetson and Gerald d'Aquin, and at 
Santa Cruz last week they met in mortal combat 
on the beach. Mr. Stetson's identity requires 
no definition, but Mr. d'Aquin is less known 
to fame. The scion of a French family now 
settled in Holland, he came to San Francisco 
in search of fortune. I believe the fickle 
goddess has eluded him so far. However, on 
the night after the Fourth, prior to going bed- 
ward he turned into the Cafe of the Sea 
Beach Hotel, and there found a group of 
yachtsmen and habitues of the region amus- 
ing themselves. He was introduced all round, 
and in some mysterious way an altercation 
arose. Between Mr. Stetson and the ' ' Count," 
for that is what his friends call him, words 

•jf. * * 

The latter knows but little English, and was 
easily persuaded that Stetson's refusal to drink 
with him constituted a deadly insult. Blcvs 
might have ,'ollowed but it was suggested 
that the civilized way was to fight with 
weapons more deadly. So someone found a 
pair of dueling pistols and the cortege 
descended to the beach. Behind D'Aquin 
were Mr. Hellman and Paul Delmas, and Will 
Kruse supported Mr. Stetson. With due 
formality the distance was measured off, the 
seconds loaded the weapons, the principals 

took their places, and word was given to fire. 
Both men discharged their weapons simul- 
taneously. There were two reports, a flash, a 
cloud of smoke. But no one was hurt. 
D'Aquin demanded another shot, but his 
seconds insisted that honor had been satisfied. 
The party then adjourned to the Cafe, where 
the event was celebrated in champagne. 

* * * 

I presume it is unnecessary to say that the 
bullets had been carefully extracted from the 
cartridges by the seconds, and that had a 
series of shots been exchanged instead of but 
one, the results could not have been more dis- 
astrous. However, the episole has given 
the Summer Colony a topic to talk about, 
and I am sure Mr. Stetson and Mr. d'Aquin 
are satisfied to have achieved so important a 

* % % 

estate, few are more adroit or successful than 
Mrs. Eugene Fritz. Her husband was a 
member of the plumbing firm of Fritz & 
Kean, but he has retired from business and 
finds plenty to occupy him furthering the 
ambitious schemes of his wife. She is a 
pretty little woman, of pleasant manners, 
very intelligent, and with the quickest pair of 
brown eyes I have ever seen, full of snap and 
go. She is thoroughly versed in the intri- 
cacies of real estate, and knows as well as any 
man in town not only how to conduct a deal, 
but the best ways of making a turn. She 
commenced operations some years ago on a 
very small sum, and then invested what she 
could gather in Los Angeles in boom time. 
The result of her work there was a sum of 
$60,000 which she brought to San Francisco. 

* * * 

Very soon she began dabbling in the local 
market, and, later, on her own judgment, pur- 
chased the property now known to the world 
as Ashbury Park. It was they an uninviting 
tract of brush dotted here and there with 
stunted scrub oaks. She saw the possibilities 
of the site, however, and cheerfully paid the 
$100,000 which was asked. On her acquisi- 
tion she soon obtained enough money to lay it 
out in streets and blocks. She lost no time 
about going ahead, but applied to the Super- 
visors for whatever she wanted. Her plan 
had hardly time to develop when someone, 
recognizing the same possibilities that she had 

seen, offered her $200,000011 her bargain. She 
refused, however, went on with her task, and 
to-day is reaping large divideuds on her fore- 

* * * 

She has built a handsome residence at Ash- 
bury Park, and drives thence from town 
behind a pair of very handsome sorrel horses. 
Two railroads are beaded through her prop- 
erty, one a branch of the Marktt Street cable 
system, another the line of the Metropolitan 
Electric. Already a large portion of the land 
has been disposed of, and handsome residences 
dot the tract in all directions. I believe this 
clever little woman is now looking out for 
more worlds to conquer. If similar luck is 
hers in future deals she will soon be a million- 
airess. With all her business capacity, Mrs. 
Fritz is not in the slightest degree unfeminine. 
About her manner there is no suggestion of 
the capacity that has attained such brilliant 
results. In her rounds she is frequently ac- 
companied by her young daughter, a pretty and 
very attractive girl, with her mother's eyes. 

* * * 

The more successful a business man is the 
more success he will have. Customers leave 
the firm that is financially embarrassed, and 
that is probably why Joe Rosenberg, 40 Geary 
Street, has so many people call to take advan- 
tage of the bargains he is offering. 

A GENUINE COUNT is among us, and 
an Italian at that. Seniboldi is his name, 
and he shaves the dead for undertakers. 
That is the only way he can manage to 
get a living, for he is old and poor. All the 
Italian colony vouches for his genuine nobil- 
ity, for he comes of one of the oldest and 
proudest families in Turin, although he is the 
last of his race. 

When I asked him the other day why he 
didn't go into some regular barber shop and 
make more money than he could out of the 
undertakers, he replied, drawing himself to 
his full majestic height: 

"Sir," he said, " it would be a violation of 
my nobility to shave the living, but as for the 
dead that is a different matter; you see, the 
living might revile me if I cut their cheeks, 
but the dead are at my mercy." 

Highest of all in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov't Report. 







been rare instances when this incarnation of 
refinement has been heard to whisper with the 
penetrating quality of summer fogs " not so 
bad," such praise is not to be risked 

There is a declaration extant that no such 
thing as a royal road to learning exists. This 
theory is of the arbitrary kind and is disproven 
in a hundred ways at pleasure of as many in- 
dividuals. The best, most comprehensive 
fashion of acquiring intimate control over the 
intricacies of the theory and technique of an 
art seems to be to follow the example studi- 
ously set by their reverences the daily 
journals. Four technical terms, a few pallid 
thinkings, and a tacit understanding that 
nothing further is to be known, and musical 
education of many brilliant people in and out 
of Society is profoundly accomplished. As- 
sumption and intellectual development me- 
ander daintily, hand in hand, in the broad 
macadamized ways followed by the people 
who wish to be truly smart. Music, as the 
aj;t most fitted to attune itself to the fine feel- 
ings of that emanation of all things exquisite, 
Society is honored with some of its patronage, 
a trifle of contempt, and a modicum of tolera- 
tion. Any damsel or dandy really in Society 
knows "all about music." When such 
weighty matters as " Mrs. Silas P. De Jamb's 
reception and what shall I wear," or " Who is 
that rip-staver in blue ?" occupy that large 
and well-advertised thing the attention, it is 
very easy to settle the merits of the new opera 
and the artists. Profundity is quite common 
in matters musical, meaning allusions to 
technique phrasing, method, quality, rhythm, 
and harmony and counterpoint studied years 
ago, make a very nice sensation. Indeed, 
there is a lady in Society whose studies have 
gone so deep that she has discovered 1 ' Musi- 
cal rhythm, " believing that explanation is the 
thief of time, less gifted persons are left to 
follow in the triumphal procession of learning, 
and there you have it. 

One inexpensive method of studying music 
has quite a following in our city, not quite as. 
high-handed or effulgent with the light of 
many golden dollars as that chosen by the 
gifted beings of Society, but still as effective 
in its way — the Tivoli, with its liberal odors 
of tobacco and aromas less polished, its chorus 
of houris in beautiful flame-colored wings and 
costumes specially adapted to be passed 
through wedding-rings, its principals wonder- 
derful and fascinating to eye and ear, and its 
high-class standards in general, is the secret 
giver of all good gifts to many a one whose 
reputation for musical knowledge shames the 
bravest. Carefully persisted in, a year's course 
of listening to comic operas at the Tivoli, 
assisted by the occasional illumining of very 
serious opera at the Orpheum, where, by the 
way, there are nightly coruscations proceeding 
in Spanish at the present moment, gives the 
man who "sings some," and has "taken " of 
Professor Trembello a month, good ground to 
show learning and wit. "Punk, rank, 
knocked 'em silly with a b flat, off his base, 
she's a Jim-dandy, best in the world, he don't 
know beans, she's great, he's a lulu," and tri- 
fles too numerous to mention, and you have 
something like an inventory of the gamut of 
the education of this type. 

The sublime method of attending a few 
concerts is becoming popular. The appropri- 
ator of easy musical honors is not hard to 
find. Painted to the shoe point in resignation 
sits the martyr. A few meek raising of the 
eyelids, faint murmurs of horrible, terrible, 
execrable and an exit made in the most inter- 
esting passage of the best number, and the 
pure exquisite taste is best known. There have 

often, however. 

The most telling method of studying music, 
however, appears to assume an inheritance of 
knowledge and to assiduously and calmly 
throw the most copious draughts of ice water 
upon all and sundry things not recognized 
among the classics. Lesley Martin. 


The main topic of conversation among tennis cracks 
at present is the showing made by Tobin and Hubbard 
at Chicago during the week, while the Taylor-Hubbard 
match is, at this late day, being as freely discussed as 

The showing made by Tobin and Hubbard, con- 
sidering that they played against a style of play to 
which they were not accustomed and on courts alto- 
gether different to the California courts, is certainly 
very creditable, particularly so as they had never 
played as a team before, while the Chicago' players 
have practiced some time for the event. 

Hubbard created a very favorable impression in the 
singles, and by the time he reaches Newport he will 
be well accustomed to grass courts and will, no doubt, 
make it quite interesting for more than one of the 
first-class men in the United States championships. 
Hubbard's style of play is particularly adapted to 
grass courts, and a noticeable feature of his play at 
Chicago was his Lawford Stroke, a drive from near the 
ground, with which he has been very successful on 
this Coast, and which he played quite frequently. 

The Directors of the California Tennis Club have 
elected W. H. Taylor, Jr., the clever, as w-ell as hand- 
some champion of the Pacific States and Territories, 
an honorary member of the club, in of the 
many times which he has carried off the champion- 
ship in singles while playing under the red and white 
of the California Club. 

Taylor has been a member of the above-named 
organization almost since its foundation, and, his 
clever victories have done a great deal toward elevat- 
ing the club to its present high position among the 
crack tennis clubs of the United States. 

While Taylor will not take an active part in any 
future tournaments, it will please everybody to know 
that he will not forsake the tennis couit but will play 
for the pleasure that there is in the game. 

The rumored resignation of C. R. Yates of the Cali- 
fornia Club, who will shortly take up his residence in 
Oakland, has caused the members of the California 
Club a great deal of uneasiness, as they have already 
lost two of their best players by the departure of O. 
Hoffman and Gray. As Yates has always taken an 
interest in developing the young players of the club, 
and also a great interest in advancing tennis matters 
generally throughout the Pacific States, it is more 
than probable that the members of the above club will 
make strenuous efforts to keep Yates in their ranks, as 
it is hard to part with such a clever player, especially 
after a pleasant acquaintance of seven or eight years. 

Taylor has not touched a racket since the tourna- 
ment, while his brother Gus has evidently given up 
the game for good. ' 

The Hotel Rafael has already declared its intention 
of offering another challenge cup, equally as attractive 
as the one now held by Taylor, for next year's tourna- 
ment. The courts w ill also be covered with another 
inch of bitumen and will, in all probability, be in 
excellent shape for the gentlemen's double and ladies' 
singles events in September. 

The above events will surely prove very exciting 

this year, as there are more teams, and good teams a 
that, that will compete, while the ladies' event, with 
the additional entries v of Mrs. Sherwood, Miss Morgan, 
of the California Club, and Miss Sanderson and Miss 
Lee Hooper, the last two very clever players, will 
"make the outcome very doubtful. 

The long set record was broken during the week, 
in a match between Stetson (Lorenzo) and Field vs. 
Code, and O'Connor (Farmers' Alliance), the latter 
team received odds of fifteen and proved victorious 
after a hard and stubbornly contested match of a 
score of twenty-one games to nineteen. A return 
match is booked for the near future. 

Stetson and DeLong, the clever team of the Califor- 
nia Club, winners of first prize in the consolation 
doubles, have left for a few days outing in the Lake 
Tahoe region. 

In mentioning the departure of good players from 
the California club I omitted the name of Colonel 
Linderman who is at present in Mexico.". 

Entries for the club tournament are coming in 
rapidly. Among others may be mentioned the name 
of J. M. Kilgarif. one of the old-time experts. 

The continuous tournament has been discontinued 
until further notice. 

Bates and Carr Neel will represent Oakland here- 
after in all important double events. ScoRKR. 


W. G. H. 

Neath castle wall a pris'ner he, 
Upon the wall a mourner she. 
He for his country pris'ner kept, 
She for the pris'uer fondly wept. 

No sign might she the prisoner give, 
Or bid him hope, or bid him live. 
Shut out from light, shut out from day, 
The pris'ner in his dungeon lay. 

And yet each day the maiden came, 
Each day more fondly spoke his name. 
But no dear answering voice replied, 
Her sad heart feared that he had died. 

At last the sun in friendly mood 
Took pity on her maidenhood, 
And daily threw her shadow where 
Her own dear love knelt in prayer. 

He saw and knew the shadow there, 
And joy-bells mingled with his prayer, 
All sorrow fled from his lone cell 
When her shadow o'er it fell. 

In after days they mated were, 
But the memory is ever there, 
In the sunshine, and in the storm, 
Of the days of the shadow form. 


Puissant land ! where'er I turn my eyes 

I see thy banner strewn upon the breeze; 
Each past achievement only prophesies 

Of triumphs more unheard of. These 
A**e shadows yet, but time will write thy name 

In letters golden as the sun 
That blazed upon the sight of those who came 

To worship in the temple of the Delphic Oue. 
— St. George Best, in Kate Field's Washington. 

Drifted SnowFlour 



Pictures and Biographies oe Gentlemen Prominent in their Proeessions. 

" THE WAVE " takes much pleasure in presenting to its readers the portraits of some 
of the best-known citizens of San Francisco. Among them are the foremost men in their 
professions, men whose names are spoken every day. and whose prominence in the affairs of 
the city justify the space devoted to them here. 

patent case that has been tried here for the 
past ten years. Mr. Miller has a distinguished 
future before him, and has the esteem and 
respect of all who know him. 


Several of the native sons of California have 
attained distinction in the profession of the 
law. Judging from the record they have made 
they have a brilliant future before them. 

Lawyers by their 
profession are con- 
spicuous figures, 
and no doubt 
many people, par- 
ticularly old Cali- 
fornians, f o 1- 
low with inter- 
est the progress of 
those raised here. 
A natural interest 
centers in the 
n a t i v e-born , and 
especially in one who has shown so much 
talent and been the recipient of such flat- 
tering promotion as William S. Barnes, the 
present District Attorney of the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

This only son of W. H. P. Barnes was born 
in this city in 1864. He prepared for college 
in the Trinity school, graduated from Harvard 
in 1886, and was admitted to practice law in 
1887, after taking a course of study in the 
Columbia Law College. The accomplish- 
ments of Mr. Barnes for a young man but 
twenty-seven years of age are unrivaled. To 
the profession of law and the trust of the posi- 
tion of District Attorney he is now dedicating 
the freshness of manhood and exhibiting his 
legal acumen and research. Results indicate 
his supervision of prosecutions in this city and 
county as most valuable. These he has con- 
ducted personally, the most important duty he 
was elected to perform, in the doing of which 
he is a notable exception to his four immedi- 
ate predecessors. Out of perhaps seventy 
prosecutions brought to satisfactory termina- 
tion may be mentioned the now famous 
Sydney Bell case, which has lasted for weeks; 
the James M. Daly murder case, occupying 
two weeks, tried on the question of sanity, 
and the Beck murder case, in each of which a 
verdict was obtained of murder in the fir.->t 
degree. Thus he has himself been tried as a 
public prosecutor and not found wanting. His 
career has been characterized as a series of 
unbroken successes. Mr. Barnes is the organi- 
zer and President of the Association of Dis- 
trict Attorneys of this State; is an active 
member of California Lodge, No. 1, F- and A. 
M., a member of the Pacific-Union Club, also 
of the Union League, of which he is one of a 
committee on political action, of the Juarez 

Manufacturing Company, of which he is Presi- 
dent. Thus his mastery in the legal profes- 
sion is no less equaled in his social and busi- 
ness associations. 

The rapid advancement of Mr. Miller in the 
profession of the law is a striking example of 
what a man with talent and energy can do. 
Graduating at Richmond College with 

degree of M. A., 
when only nine- 
teen years of age, 
he came to Cali- 
fornia in Septem- 
ber, 1875, and ac- 
cepted a position 
as school teacher 
in Shasta County, 
remaining there a 
year. In 1877 he 
entered the offices 
of Pringle & 
Hayne, of San Francisco, and for two years 
he had opportunities to become familiar with 
practice. In October, 1879, he was admitted 
to the bar, and since that time he has built up 
his present large practice. 

In 1883 he became associated with Mr. 
Langhorne under the title of Laughorne & Mil- 
ler, which was only dissolved in May, 1892, 
and the present firm of Estee, Fitzgerald & 
Miller was established. Mr. Miller makes a 
specialty of patent laws and enjoys the distinc- 
tion of having been pronounced by the late 
Judge Sawyer the best patent lawyer on the 
Coast. His reputation as a thoroughly sound 
lawyer is an excellent one among the members 
of the California Bar, which is a decided trib- 
ute to him personally. A large part of his 
practice comes from other members of the San 
Francisco Bar, and also from Eastern clients. 
His reputation as a patent lawyer was made 
in his first case — Harnan vs. Sutter Street 
Railroad Corn pan > — which was tried before 
Judge Sawyer. Mr. Miller acted for plaintiff, 
who had a patent for a device for turning 
curves on cable roads. The defense was con- 
ducted by the combined cable roads of this 
city, and were represented by the three foremost 
patent lawyers on the Coast, namely: M. A. 
Wheaton, J. H. Boalt and M. M. Estee. The 
case was on trial for over a month, the jury 
being out twenty-three hours and were unable 
to agree, standing ten for plaintiff and two for 
defendant, the ca<e being subsequently com- 
promised. As was natural Mr. Miller arose 
into prominence, and since then has been on 
one side or the other of nearly every large 


There are few citizens better known in this 
city than Charles S. Tilton, the present City 
and County Surveyor. Mr. Tilton was born 
at Lowell, Mass., August i, 1846, and arrived 

here with his 
.- . . " parents July 7, 

1852. Mr. Til- 
ton's father, S. 
S. Tilton, was 
well know 11 
here in political 
circles in the 
'5o's, he having 
served three 
terms in the 
Board of Super- 
visors, and was 
three times ap- 
pointed as Harbor Commissioner. Mr. Tilton 
was educated in this city and graduated 
with flying colors from the High School 
in 1S63. In March, 1884, he entered the 
office of George C. Potter then City and 
County Surveyor, and learned the art of 
"sighting" and "dragging chains." He 
performed his duties capably, and the result 
was his retention as Chief Clerk in the 
Surveyor's office until the autumn of 1884, 
when he received the nomination for and was 
elected City and County Surveyor. At the 
expiration of his term of office — in 1887 — Mr. 
Tilton went into business for himself, at 420 
Montgomery Street. In 1 890 he was re-elected 
to the office which he now holds and fills so 

Socially, as well as politically, Mr. Tilton 
has many warm friends, whom he attracts to 
him by his affability of manner and kindness 
of disposition. Mr. Tilton was nnrried some 
years since to Miss Chloe F. Andrews, daugh- 
ter of a leading citizen of Providence, R. L, 
and they have a family of bright children, of 
whom they are justly proud. 

Dr. Gere is a persistent student, a hard 
worker, and full worthy of the high esteem in 
which be is held by the profession. His 
extensive practice is due to skillful and 

I h 0 r OUgh execu- 
tion and the deep 
M0F - personal inter 

. which he takes in 

jf^ PP the welfare of his 

patients. He was 
born in Chenango 
County, N. V., in 
1 848, and comes of 
a hardy and active 
stock on both sides 
— ancestors t h at 
have for several 
* generations served 
in positions of trust and distinction. Heir 



to a high ideal, molded by the learning 
and refinement of his early surroundings, Dr. 
Gere enjoys the respect and confidence of 
those who have the pleasure of meeting him. 

As a boy he went to Pawnee City, Neb., and 
received his preliminary education in the 
public schools there. He was a prominent 
member of Company F, First Nebraska Vet- 
eran Volunteer Cavalry, and ciaims the dis- 
tinction of being one of the youngest G. A. 
R. men in the country. He is Past Surgeon of 
Lincoln Post, No. i, G. A. R. On receiving 
his discharge he at once turned his attention 
to medicine and went to Cincinnati, O., where 
he entered the Eclectic Medical College, an 
institution of renown all over the world. 
From this college he graduated in 1S71, and 
returned to Pawnee City and entered into 
partnership with Dr. Stewart, a well-known 
physician. He decided to come to this Coast, 
first going to the mining regions in Utah, 
where he had a varied and extended practice, 
chiefly in surgery. He next went to Tulare 
County, and after practicing there some time 
he decided to seek the wider field which was 
offered in this city and came here in 1881 to 
fill the chair of anatomy in the California 
Medical College. He held this position for 
four years, and in 1886 was appointed Profes- 
sor of Surgery, which chair he has filled ever 
since in a most creditable way. He is a gen- 
eral operatiug and consulting surgeon, and 
has given special attention to the correction of 
facial and physical deformities. For two 
years he was President of the Eclectic Medical 
Society of the State of California, and is Pres- 
ident of the Society of Physicians and Sur- 
geons of San Francisco. Besides, he has I 
enjoyed many other distinctions, being a dele- 
gate for the past ten years to the National 
Medical Association, and one of the Board of 
Examiners of the Eclectic Medical Society of 
the State. 


Among the able jurists of San Francisco 
none ranks higher than the subject of this 
sketch. Mr. Fox was born in Cauojoharie, New 
^ — - York .State, Aug- 

- ^ jr " '"* ust 28, 1842, and 

his early boyhood 
■ v\ days were passed 

' , in working hard 

by clay on a farm, 
and attending 
~W school at night. 

He commenced 
^^^^ the study of law 

in 185S, and in 
three years' time, 
when only nine- 
- 1 teen, the great 
ability which 
seemed born in him, came to the surface and 
enabled him to pass a most successful exami- 
nation, graduating from one of the most noted 
law firms in Albany, New York, and then 
began to practice in his native county, Mont- 
gomery. When the Civil War broke out Mr. 
Fox was one of the first to respond to his 
country's call for volunteers, and enlisted in 
the First New York Artillery. He served 
with distinction, and at the close of the war 
he was filling the command of Chief of Artil- 

lery of the Department of Texas, being the 
youngest officer holding a position of such 
importance in the Army of the United States. 
After the war he returned to Buffalo and prac- 
ticed law till 1870, when he moved to Kansas, 
and decided to locate in Chipota, and in a 
year's time was elected Mayor of the city. 
Mr. Fox came to California in 1885, and, 
being taken by the beauties of Oakland, 
decided to reside there, and is now engaged 
in the practice of law in San Francisco. Mr. 
Fox has the esteem and respect of all who 
are fortunate to know him, and more cannot 
be said of anv man. 

having been connected with San Francisco 
daily journalism for several years. He is 
well equipped for his present position, being a 
hard student, a close reasoner, and a thor- 
oughly practical man. Justice Low is a mem- 
ber of the Press Club, and also belongs to the 
Knights of Honor and the A. O. of U. W. 


Although born in Worcester, Mass., George 
A. Knight, the brilliant advocate and popular 
orator, is one of the most typical Californians 
to be found within the limits of the State. 

H i s parents 
" r e m o ved t o 

County while 
he was a child 
and his edu- 
cation was re- 
ceived in Eu- 
reka and the 
old colleges of 
Cal ifor ni a. 
learned the 
art of printing 
on the Hum- 
boldt Tunes, 
and was sub- 
sequently reporter and editorial writer. His 
natural tastes and remarkable gilt of oratory 
led him instinctively to the law, and he was 
admitted to practice by the Supreme Court in 
1872. Returning to Humboldt he was three 
times elected District Attorney. So popular 
had he become that in 1880, despite his youth, 
he was nominated by the Republican Party 
for Congress. In 1881 he began practice 
in San Francisco. His reputation had pre- 
ceded him, and he immediately sprang into 
the front rank of his profession. Before a 
jury Colonel Knight has few equals. He is 
one of the most popular political orators 
among California Republicans to-day. In 
1884 he was a Delegate to the National Con 
vention, and in 1889 he received the highest 
vote as a Presidential Elector. He is a mem- 
ber of Governor Markham's staff with rank 
of Colonel. He was Delegate to Republican 
Convention, and one of the advocates for the 
nomination of James G. Blaine. 


Men are usually judged by what they have 
done; lawyers are counted successful by the 
outcome of the cases they have had. By this 
standard, Robert Ash is entitled to a high 

rating. .Since com- 
ing to this city in 
1872, Mr. Ash has 
built up a practice 
that is influential 
and lucrative. En- 
dowed by nature 
with a legal mind 
— shrewd, cool, 
and with an im- 
mense capacity for 
detail, which is the 
life of the law — he 
received an educa- 
tion with Governor Hoadley of Ohio (gradua- 
ting from the Cincinnati law school in 1870) 
that made him the peer in knowledge of the 
brightest lawyers in the country. His cases 
here have been important, ami he is recognized 
as one of the best probate and real estate attor- 
neys at the bar. As lawyer for the Real Estate 
Protective Association he did excellent work, 
and Saved that organization from the assaults 
of title sharks. In the big suits involving 
title to land and water rights, Mr. Ash has 
been singularly successful Considerable in- 
terest is taken in his forthcoming work on 
" Marriage and Community Property," which 
will be of value to lawyers and lay readers. 


Hon. Charles Allard Low, one of the 
Justices of the Peace of San Francisco, was 
born at Frankfort, Maine, in 1843. He came 
to California in 1857, aQ d was educated at the 
College of California and at Santa Clara Col- 
lege. In 1865 he entered the Harvard Law 
School, from which sterling college of law 
he graduated in June, 1867. After a year 
devoted to European travel, Justice Low re- 
turned to San Francisco, and was admitted to 
the bar on January 4, 1869. Subsequently 
Justice Low was appointed Court Commis- 
sioner of the Seventy-ninth District Court, 
and also held the position of United States 
Commissioner by appointment from the late 
Judge Lorenzo Sawyer. Justice Low comes 
of good old Whig and Republican stock, and 
cast his first vote in 1864 for Abraham Lincoln. 
In the same year Justice Low's uncle, F. F. 
Low, was Governor of California. Justice 
Low is well known among newspapermen, 


This gentleman is a lawyer almost by nat- 
ure, as his father was a prominent member of 
the English bar, and was afterward raised to 
the bench as a Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas — no ordinary 
distinction in Eng- 
land. Mr. A. H. 
Ricketts received his 
early education at 
the public schools, 
and subsequently 
went to St. Ignatius 
College, where he 
graduated with dis- 
tinction. He then 
went toVirginia City, 
Nevada, in which 
city he was admitted 
to the bar by the Supreme Court, receiving a 
larger percentage than any student graduating 
up to that time. He was several years in the 
office of Judge B. C. Whitman, ex-Chief Jus- 
tice of the State. He also took a leading part 
in militia affairs, and was on the staff of 
the Governor of the State. About eight 
years ago he decided to remove to this city, 
and has continuously practiced his profession 
here ever since, devoting himself more partic- 
ularly to work in the Federal Courts and in 
the Land Department of the Government at 
Washington, D. C. Mr. Ricketts has worked 
faithfully, and been rewarded with success, 
proving himself to be a thorough and pains- 
taking lawyer, ever alive to the interests of 
his clients; and, while he makes a stubborn 
fight in their behalf, he never descends to bul- 



lying tactics in trying a case. In mining law 
he is an acknowledged authority, and is coun- 
sel for many leading companies. As a debater 
and cross-examiner he stands in the front rank, 
and argues his cases with coolness and adroit- 


The career of Charles F. Hanlou has been a 
series of successes, and though he is still a 
young man he has achieved a reputation that 
many men have retired on. In probate and 

land cases he has 
been most success- 
ful, and his ability 
has been shown 
in some of the 
biggest suits ever 
tried in the State. 
Mr. Hanlon was 
educated in San 
he is a New Yorker 
by birth. At St. 
Ignatius and St. 
Mary's Colleges 
he took the highest 
degrees, and began his legal career in the 
office of John M. Burnett. In 1877 he was 
admitted to practice before the Supreme and 
Federal Courts, and a short time afterward 
was admitted to the bar of the United 
States Supreme Courts. Mr. Hanlon's prac- 
tice now is as large as that of any lawyer 
in the State, and his corps of assistants, 
stenographers, and clerks is of no incon- 
siderable size. As Chief Counsel for the San 
Francisco and North Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, he has a position that is no sinecure. 
For eleven years Mr. Hanlou was identified 
with the State militia, in the estimation of 
which he holds a warm place. He has been a 
staff officer under a number of Governors. As 
an anti-boss Democrat he showed his ability 
as an organizer. As President of the old Man- 
hattan Club, which defeated the boss at the 
primary, he was instrumental in forming the 
County Convention of 1879. He was Presi- 
dent of the Independent Convention of 1885, 
and was instrumental in gaining many votes 
for that party. Mr. Hanlon has refused time 
and ag;ain to run for office. 

of Israel; Past President Unity Lodge, I. O. 
B. B.; Past President Golden Shore Council 
No. 5, United Friends of the Pacific; Ex- 
Vice-President Young Men's Hebrew Associa- 
tion; Past President Board of Relief, I. (). 
B. B. He is a member of the Masonic Order. 
He is also Past Grand President of the 
Independent Order B'nai Brith. The favor 

has kept down expenses, and evidently gives 
to the office the same attention that he would 
if the position were part of his private busi- 
ness. In 1 89 1, he effected a saving of more 
than $3000 in his department, and during the 
present fiscal year will save to the tax-payers 
a like amount. His assistants are careful 
men, and it is the Assessor's desire to run the 

with which he is regarded by his own people office as economically as is consistent with the 

is the very best test of his integrity. In 
politics Mr. Rothschild has always been a con- 
sistent Democrat. He was elected School 
Director six years ago, and the flattering vote 
he then received shows his popularity with the 
whole people. He was elected Vice-President 
and Executive Committeeman of the recently 
reorganized Democracy, and is a member of a 
number of political clubs. 

proper discharge of business. 

F. A. 


Rouleau is a Canadian by birth, and 


The man who stands as advocate for a large 
class of citizens must have genius. Jos. 
Rothschild is attorney for many of the best- 
known mercantile houses in the city, and has 

a large court prac- 

return here he was 

He is a nat- 
ive of California, 
and has been sin- 
gularly successful 
in his profession. 
Mr. Rothschild 
graduated from the 
State University, 
and then took his 
degrees at Yale in 
1873, where he was 
probably the most 
popular mm of 
his class. On his 
admitted to practice 


San Francisco boasts of a number of spec 
ialists who stand confessedly at the head of 
the profession in their chosen lines. Among 
them none enjoys a more enviable reputation 

than Dr. R. D. 
Johnson, the 
noted specialist 
in gynecology. 
Dr. Johnson was 
born at San Jose 
in this State, in 
i860. His father, 
Dr. F. D. John- 
son, was a cele- 
brated surgeon 
in the early days, 
andwas for many 
years the county 
physician of 
Santa Clara 
County. In 1845 the elder Dr. Johnson estab- 
lished the first marine hospital at Galveston, 
Texas, under the U. S. Government, and in 
California was noted for his skillful operations 
in ovariotomy. Dr. R. D. Johnson, after tak- 
ing his degree in medicine in the old Medical 
College of the Pacific, now Cooper's Medical 
College, visited the principal hospitals in New 
York and Philadelphia, and extended his 
travels to Japan, China, Australia, and New 
Zealand, making careful studies in the vari- 
ous hospitals. In 1883 he had charge of the 
immense practice connected with the Arizona 
Central Mining Company . in Arizona. In [886 
he was superintending physician of the small- 
pox hospital in this city, and as such vacci- 
nated over 40,000 children. Since 1887 Dr. 
Johnson has been engaged in general practice 
in San Francisco, and for the past few years 
has been compelled to devote the major part 
of his time to gynecology or diseases cf 



The present Assessor, John I). Siebe, has 
shown a splendid capacity for dealing with 
the business of his office. Always an earnest 
worker for the Republicans, Mr. Siebe has 
received considerable honor at his party's 
hands. Several times he was elected to the 
State Legislature, and was given much im- 
portant committee work there. As a public 
official he has made an enviable record, and 
his continuance in power is not to be wondered 
at. In the management of the affairs of the 
Assessor's office he has been economical, and 

first saw the light in St. Bartholomew. There 
he received his early education, finishing it at 
the College of Berthier some nine miles dis- 
tant, where he 
graduated. After 
completing his 
edu cation Mr. 
Rouleau had the 
laudable ambi- 
tion of achiev- 
ing his share of 
success, and as 
the conditions of 
Canada were not 
promising he de- 
termined to 
come to the 
United States. 
He came over- 
land and by river to St. Paul, Minn., in 
1856, and at that then rising town began 
his present profession of searcher of records. 
After four years of practice in that city the 
bright prospects of California led him to turn 
his attention to this State, and he resolved to 
come here. He arrived in San Francisco in 
August 28, i860. Shortly after bis arrival 
Mr. Rouleau began the present business which 
he has been constantly engaged in from that 
early date. His is an intricate business and 
requires close attention, and its importance to 
the community cannot be over estimated. So 
thoroughly is search conducted under his 
direction that his statement is considered 
an authority. His office is equipped with the 
most experienced men, aided by every paper, 
map, or drawing that may be deemed necessary. 
He is a pleasant, genial, well-read gentleman, 
and makes a friend of all who come in contact 
with him. 

before the Supreme Court, and has been most the tax-payers have no reason to complain, 
successful. He is regarded as the best lawyer He has shown himself to be an excellent dis- 

in commercial practice here and has won many 
important suits. Mr. Rothschild belongs to 
many leading organizations. He is Past 
President of the Independent Order Free Sons 

ciplinarian, and has exercised considerable 
care in the choice of his clerks. 

Notwithstanding the increase in the busi- 
ness of his department each year, Mr. Siebe 


John M. Chretien is one of the best-known 
and most successful of the junior members of 
the San Francisco bar. He was born in this 
city, August 29, 1853, and was graduated from 

Santa Clara Col- 
lege in the class 
of 1872. He pur- 
sued his prelimin- 
ary legal studies 
in the office of 
Winans & Belk- 
nap, and was ad- 
mitted to practice 
by the .Supreme 
Court in 1875. 
For a period of 
Seven years Mr. 
Chretien was 
m a u aging clerk 
for the well- 
known legal firm of Jarboe & Harrison, and 
in this position acquired habits of study, 
business, and thought which have been of 
inestimable benefit to him in his subsequent 
career. At the time .when Mr. Chretien 



severed his connection with Jarboe & Har- 
rison, his individual practice had assumed 
such proportions that it absorbed all his 
time, and he is to-day one of the hardest- 
worked attorneys in the city. Mr. Chretien 
is the legal representative, in San Francisco, 
of every dramatic author and manager in the 
United States, except T. Henry French. On 
his. list of clients are Augustin Daly, A. M. 
Palmer, the Frohmans, Harrigan, Charles H. 
Hoyt, Charles Thomas, David Henderson, 
Jacob Litt, Kiralfy Bros., Colonel William E- 
Sinn, Professor Hermann, Sells Bros.' Circus, 
Barnum's Circus, the Boucicault Estate, and 
the Bartley Campbell Estate. Politically, Mr. 
Chretien is a staunch Republican, and was 
one of the organizers of the Dirigo Club. He- 
was also one of the organizers of Company 
"G," Second Regiment. Mr. Chretien is a 
member of the Masons and Elks. 

spirit of the law have given him an enviable Mills and also engaged in the grape business. 

reputation among the 
He is a well-known 

members of the 
clubman, and is 


Mr. Widber, who has been Treasurer of 
this City and County for the past two years, 
is probably one of the most well-known 
men occupying a public office of trust 

in San Francisco 


One of the most deservedly popular of city 
officials is Recorder Edward B. Read. He is 
a native of Albany, X. Y., where he was born 
in 1840. His father was a brick manufac- 
turer who stood 
very high in the 
bus iness commun- 
ity. In i860, Mr. 
Read came to San 
Francisco and began 
clerking in the hard- 
ware store of Will- 
iam T. Alvord. Mr. 
Read remained in 
A the hardware busi- 
ness until 1S7N, 
when he entered 
business for h i ni- 
sei f as a dealer in 
oils, etc., at 16 First Street. The repu- 
tation he had gained in business circles for 
honesty and integrity, coupled with a wide- 
awake, enterprising spirit, soon placed him in 
the front rank of local well-known merchants. 
For years he took an active interest in Repub- 
lican politics without, however, seeking any of 
the emoluments of office, but in 1890 his 
friends in the Western Addition, where he 
resides, secured his nomination and election 
as Recorder. His official career since January, 

1 89 1, has been characterized by faithful and 
honest service to the public. His manage- 
ment of the office that he possessed 
executive ability of a high order. Under his 
administration the business of the office has 
increased from $37,361 in 1X86, to $62,990 in 

1892. Mr. Read is a gentleman of becoming 
modesty, and his personal trai:s have won for 
him the respect and well-wishes of a legion of 
friends. His re-nomination at the forthcom- 
ing Republican Convention is almost assured, 
and once gained his re-election is certain. 

Treasurership in 
1890 on the Re- 
publican ticket, 
he brought to the 
office the experi- 
ence of a life time, 
both from a bank- 
ing and mercan- 
tile standpoint. 
H i s administra- 
tion has been 
characterized by 
zeal and good 
judgment in dis 
charging the responsible duty ot handling the 
public's funds, and San Francisco's citizens 
are to be congratulated upon electing and 
securing Mr. Widber's services for the most 
responsible and important office in its munici- 
pal government. Mr. Widber is a pioneer of 
'49, having made the journey across the plains 
in that year. After spending two and a half 
years in the interior of the State he reached San 
Francisco in 1S52, and for nearly forty years has 
been actively engaged in business. His phar- 
macy and drug store, situated on the corner of 
Market and Third, is one of the best known 
in the city, and has the confidence of the 
general public. 

Mr. Widber comes of a good New England [ „ 
family. His ancestors settled there at a very 
early period, being among the first colonists. 

Mr. Widber's vast knowledge of finance has 
made him one of the most able incumbents of 
his office that the City of San Francisco has 
ever had, and if he again seeks re-nomina- 
tion, his re-election beyond a doubt is assuied. 

bar. 1 Being devoted, however, to his profession, he 
very began to practice in 1885, and his career has 
I been an upward one ever since, until to-day he 
stands as one of the leaders, as a general prac- 
|trioner, although he has devoted himself 
more particularly to corporation and railroad 
law, and is att rney for some sixteen large 
corporations, including the Southern Pacific. 
He is a stanch Republican, and in 1885 and 
again 1SS7 was elected to the Legislature and 
was the unanimous choice of that bod}' for the 
to "the Sp ea K ers k-'P' which position he filled with 
manifest ability. During this time he was^r- 
ojfui.i a member of the Board of Regents of 
the University of California. He was for four 
i years a member of the Board of Education of 
Oakland. He is an active member of sevtral 


There are lew officials of the municipality 
who command more general admiration and 
respect for their many good qualities as public 
servants, than IVter Deveny, the present 

Under-Sheriff of 
San Francisco. 
Mr. Deveny is a 
native of Ireland 
where h e was 
born about forty- 
five years ago. 
When he was a 
mere child his 
parents removed 
to New York, 
where they re- 
mained until 
i860, when they 
came to this city. 
Deveny spent several years in the mining 
districts of California, Washington, Montana, 
and British Columbia, gaining and losing 
several fortunes up to 1875, when he took up 
his permanent residence in ^'an Francisco. In 
the following year he entered public life as a 
Deputy County Clerk, and a few years later 
he went to the Legislature from the old Dem- 
ocratic Thirty-first Assemblv District, an honor 
WILLIAM H. JORDAN. that had never f allen upon a Republican up to 

Few of the younger generation of the legal that time. His excellent record at Sacramento 
profession enjoy a more enviable position at gained for him the appointment of Clerk of the 
, 1 : ui * j 1 At. Justices' Court, on his return, which position 

the bar or are more highly respected by the , , t , .-, 00 , r . 

& J 1 3 he filled with credit until 1SS9, when he was 

public than William H. Jordan. Born in the* appointed Under Sheriff by Sheriff Charles S. 

City of Cincin- Laumeister. This position he still holds, 

•fcj nati, Ohio, on l> av ' n g gained the fullest confidence of his 

the third ' dav su P er i° r au( ^ tne profound respect of his 

f subordinates. Mr. Deveny is a man of sterling 

o September, q Ua ijties, kind, affable, generous, painstaking, 

1S49, he crossed an d possesses executive ability of a very high 

the plains in an order. His friends are legion, and they are 


Is one of the youngest and, at the same time, 
one of the most level-headed of the new 
Justices of the Peace for San Francisco. 
Justice Brittan was educated at the University 
of California and Hastings College of the Law, 
from which latter institution he graduated in 
the class of 1886. Since his elevation to the 
bench he has developed a remarkable fitness 
for the office, and has shown himself pos- 
sessed in a marked degree of what is known 
to the profession as the legal mind. lie 
easily detects the vital points of a case, 
and his decisions have very rarely been 
reversed on appeal. Justice Brittan's impar- 
tiality and his strict interpretation of the 

ox team with 
his father in 
1850, bound to 
the Golden 
State, so that 
he can be called 
a pio ieer in the 

now pushing him forward for the Republican 
nomination for Public Administrator, an office 
which all must admit he is eminentlv fitted for. 


It is but fair to say that the consensus of 
truest sense of opinion in the business community is that our 
the word, and Postomce j s as ao i v administered as any in the 
almost a native . _. 

son After va- countr y- Though handicapped by an msuffi- 
rious vicissitudes they", reached this State, and cient appropriation solely limiting the number 
he has resided here ever since. After passing of employees, it serves its thousands of patrons 
through the schools here, he went to Yale with precision and efficiency. The Postoffice 
College, and after completing his course grad- is in charge of a thorough disciplinarian, 
uated with honors. On his return here he directing the labors of over 500 clerks and 
was admitted to practice by the Supreme Court carriers to the very best advantage. A feature 
and has remained here ever since. For a of General Backus' administration has been 
time he was President of the Oakland Woolen I his willingness, nay anxiety, to be always in 



touch with the wishes of the business com- 
munity, whose interests, to a large exteut, are 
sub erved in a faithful mail service. 

General Backus is a worker and tolerates 
only workingmen in his employ. Since his 
last entry into the Postmastership he has 
caused six branch offices to be opened in vari- 
ous parts of the city — a series of invaluable 
conveniences to the people in whose districts 
the stations have been located. To his energy 
is due the establishment of forty-eight stamp 
agencies; to his pat'enceand push the erection 
of a useful addition to the old building, costing 
nearly $15,000, and largely increasing the 
comfort of employees in, and patrons of, the 
main Postofnce. It is the policy of General 
Backus to use the utmost courtesy and 
thoughtfulness in attending to even the most 
trivial details of his trust. 


It is hardly possible to say anything of 
Samuel M. Shortridge that the people of Cali- 
fornia do not know. Among the ablest jurists 
Mr. Shortridge is regarded as a lawyer of 

splendid ability, a 
thorough student, 
a successful jury- 
■'g t a 1 k e r, a n d an 

earnest and con- 
^4 ' scientious advo- 

cate; in the coun- 
cils of the d o m i- 
nant political party 
he has an influence 
that his confreres 
willingly accord 
because of his supe- 
rior talents; per- 
sonally, he is a 
charming, lovable man, with enough vanity 
to keep him from doing a meanness, enough 
pride to save himself from displaying it, and a 
spirit that deals out to a friend or enemy in 
full measure a receipt for favor granted or 
injury done. There is in Mr. Shortridge a 
great deal of that stuff of which successful 
men are made: ability in the chosen profes- 
sion, tenacity of purpose, a dogged determina- j 
tion to reach the top, the natural endowment 
fit is a gift) of making friends, and a true 
appreciation of one's own talents. He has an 
enviable record at the bar, and what I said of j 
him some time ago has been accepted as a 
truism: That it is only necessary that a 
prisoner should be palpably guilty for Mr. 
Shortridge to secure his release, or that his 
side of the case should be a forlorn hope for 
him to win. 

Thomas O'Brien was born in Halifax, Nova 
Scotia, where his people had lived prior to 
coining to the United States. He came to 
New York with his parents when a mere child, 

however, and he 
was raised and 
educated there. 
He came to Cali- 
fornia by way of 
the Isthmus and 
arrived here Octo- 
ber 30, 1 85 1. He 
proceeded to thia- 
mines in Calaveras 
County, and after- 
ward went to 
Tuolumne. The 
political situation 
of 1854 was full 
of difficulties, and 
naturally took part in the dis- 

cussion. Always a firm and consistent Demo- I 
crat, a bold and outspoken Union man and 
one of the organizers of the Union party, 
which became merged into the Republican 
party, and thus Mr. O'Brien became a Repub- 
lican, and a man who never disguised his 
opinion, his judgment carried great weight 
He was universally respected for his clear 
views and candor. In 1X57 his party nomin- 
ated him for the Assembly. He was elected 
and re-elected, serving in the Assemblies of 
1858 and 1S60. He was a stanch Free-soil 
man, and a friend and follower of David C. 
Broderick. He was again elected to the 
Assembly and subsequently was a candidate 
for the Senate. On coming to this city he 
entered the service of the San Francisco Gas- 
light Company. For twenty-five years he 
remained with them. In 1884-86 he was a 
member of the Board of Education, and his 
services there have been fully recognized by 
his promotion to his present position. He 
was elected and re-elected to his present office 
of Tax Collector by large majorities. 


-A. • 

Mr- O'Brien 


Colonel Cameron H. King, the well-known 
lawyer, and recent Chairman of the Code 
Commission of Arizona, is the grandson of 
the late Fl teller M. Haight, United States 

Circuit Judge, and 
a nephew of the 
late Governor Hen- 
ry H. Haight, with 
whom he studied 
law. He was Sec- 
retary of the Cali- 
fornia Code Com- 
f mission, of which 
, Creed Haymond 
was Chairman. 
Colonel King at- 
" ' ' y tained reputation 

in numerous fatuous criminal cases, and 
especially in his successful defense of Muy- 
bridge, who killed Harry parkin for the 
seduction of his wife. In the civil practice 
Colonel King has been eminently successful. 
In the John S. Manson estate contest Colonel 
King and Arthur Rodgers, his partner, 
received the handsome fee of $33,000. Colonel 
King in Smith vs. San Francisco, recovered 
for his client $66,ooo, for lumber burned on 
Beale Street wharf during the Kearney anti- 
Chinese agitation. The case was remarkable 
from the fact that Colonel King proved the 
existence of a riot in that neighborhood 
entirely by circumstantial evidence. King 
& Rodgers' contingent fee was $30,000. In 
the recent celebrated case of Henry McDonald, 
the illegitimate son of Captain Charles E. S. 
McDonald, deceased, who claims the Captain's 
large estate, Colonel King represents the 
Captain's brother, Duncan F. McDonald, for 
whom, as a partner, Colonel King has already 
obtained judgment for one-half of the prop- 

Colonel King is a close student, and an 
earnest, forcible, and eloquent advocate. Asso- 
ciated with Colonel King at 533 Kearny Street, 
is Purdy Relyca, a talented young lawyer, the 
grandson of the late Governor Sam Purdy. 


One of the most deserving of our man y rising 
young attorneys is Henry B. Mayo. This gen- 
tleman was born May 28, 1861. Considering 
the many hardshisp and adventures through 

which he has 
passed, his 
youthful appear- 
8* ance is s o m e- 
t thing unusual, 
and is a sign of 
vigor and consti- 
tutional advan- 
^"^^^Fl tage to be envied. 

■ ^j^BL The village of 

9^^^ ^^^^^ 

bilee, Peoria 
County, 111. His 
father was Col. 
H. H. Mayo, of 
the 14th Illinois, 
and was in business for years at Rock Island. 
At the age of twelve, Henry came to Califor- 
nia with his father and the rest of the family, 
but had not been here long when his father 
died, and he then returned to his native State, 
where he attended school for several years. 
From 1873, when he started in the battle of life 
for himself, to 1887, when he was admitted to 
the bar in this State, he led a very adventur- 
ous life, which the brevity of space compels us 
to omit. He has been a hotel clerk, mule- 
driver, cowboy, and miner. He is a genial 
companion, a close student of human nature, 
and a man whose various experiences in his 
different occupations in earlier years have emi- 
nently fitted him for any position which 
requires fearlessness, sagacitv, and honest 


Among the prominent young members of 
the bar, John J. Stevens holds an enviable 
place. Born in the Empire .State, he gradu- 
ated from Hastings' College of the Law, and 

entered the office of 
McAllister & Bergin 
in 1S7S, and enjoyed 
the benefit of the in- 
^ W ; struction of those 
^ distinguished 1 a w- 

*&3i^ yers for ten years. 

v In isss he began 

J\ practice on Ins own 

4' account in Santa Bar- 

bara and met with 
exceptional success 
from the si art. While 
in Santa Barbara, 
Mr. Stephens organized, and was elected 
the first President of No. 39, Y. M. I. 
At the Third Grand Council of' the Y. M. I., 
held at Sacramento, he was elected First 
Grand Vice-President. Returning to San 
Francisco he became associated with Eugene 
N. Deuprey in the practice of the law. Mr. 
Step'iens is at present Assistant City and 
County Attorney. He was a Delegate to the 
Republican State Convention of 1890, and 
delivered an eloquent speech, seconding the 
nomination of Ralph C. Harrison for Justice 
of the Supreme Court. He is one of the 
Trustees of the Howard Club and is a promi- 
nent Forester, being Chief Ranger of Court 
Aurora, No. 6450, and a member of the Gen- 
eral Board of Relief. He is one of the authors 
of the second edition of " Proffiit on Notaries " 
now in press. In August last Mr. .Stephens 



was married to Miss Sadi Gummer, an esti- 
mable and accomplished lady well known 
in Society circles. 


Probably the best-known man in his line of 
business is Charles Lyons, whose picture is 
presented here. Ten years ago Mr. Lyons 
came to San Francisco, practically unknown; 

now he has inter- 
ests in almost 
every city in the 
State, and is 
known personally 
or by reputation 
all over the Coast. 
Thoroughly famil- 
iar with his busi- 
ness, Mr. Lyons 
opened a large 
tailoring shop in 
t h i s c i t y, and 
before long was 
at the head of three first-class establish- 
ments, whose combined income soon made 
him rich. There were no spasmodic jumps to 
his well doing: his success was steady, and it 
was assured by the excellence of the goods he 
offered and the satisfaction he gave his cus- 
tomers. He was the pioneer of low prices and 
stylish tailoring. Giving his personal atten- 
tion to every detail of his business, he has had 
no mistakes to rectify, and has lost no cus 

His first store was at 1214 Market Street, 
where he led the fashions not only in the 
making of clothes, but in the material. He 
became known as the " London Tailor," and 
his styles and cloth were imported. His prices 
were low, and his business increased so rap- 
idly that he was compelled to open another 
shop. This he did at 302 Kearny Street, • 
where he followed the same methois that had 
brought success in his first venture. Again 
his capacity for handling business was 
not adequate to the orders he received, and he 
had to open a third establishment, at 908 j 
Market Street, between Stockton and Powell 
Streets. With these large stores to control, 
Mr. Lyons is a busy man. To every order he 
gives his personal attention, and nothing 
leaves any of them that has not been exam- 
ined by him. • 


Charles Dexter Cleveland stands high among 
those generally spoken of as "representative 
men." The class which he represents must, 
of necessity, however, be exceedingly small, 

involving, as it 

does, the rarest of 
individual combin- 
ations — a powerful 
me n tality and an 
e q u a lly powerful 
physique, both 
joined to the practi- 
cable ability of the 
"man of affairs." 
In one sense Dr. 
Cleveland is repre- 
sentative; he repre- 
ents the best class 
of our pioneers, 
those who, born of good families, finely edu- 
cated, and trained to honorable principles, 
came to this golden land in the early dawn of 
its greatness and demonstrated the superiority 
of mental and moral development over brute 
f rce by their endurance of the hardships and 


Charles N. Fox was born in Redford, Wayne County, Mich., in the spring of 1829. 
Not being possessed of wealth and having to depend entirely on his own exertions as a boy 
his earl}- education was comparatively neglected. Having a strong love for books, and 
being of a literary turn of mind, on learning of the establishment of Ann Arbor University, 
he determined to work his way through. As the classical course was the only one open he- 
was forced to abandon the idea and sought employment in a printing office. He subse- 
quently became known as a country editor, and after a period of activity in politics took 
up the study of the law, and was admitted to practice in 1856. In the following year he 
came to California and settled in San Mateo. He became a general favorite at once and was 
honored by the people electing him District At'orney of that county, which office he lit Id 
for five years. Frequently, after that, judicial and legislative honors we - e offered him, but 
with the exception of a nomination on the legislative ticket in 1879 he declined them. In 
July, 1.SS9, he was appointed to the Supreme Bench to fill the unexpired term of Justice 
Temple. He was an honor to the bench and is a citizen ol whom all should be proud. 

exertion incident to roughing it in a new coun- 
try. The first company formed for California!] 
emigration in Mississippi was organized by 
Dr. Cleveland in 1S48, and started across the 
plains in '49. Though a very young man, 
the Doctor's administrative abilities must 
have been remarkable, as he lauded his party 
(seventy-five men) intact at Weaverville, 
El Dorado County, a feat almost isolated in 
the history of " Crossing the Plains." Every 
old pioneer will realize its difficulty and its 
rarity. Nailing his shingle to a large oak tree 
near a log house, built by his own hands, the 
young physician began the practice of his 
profession, while sharing with the company 
the manual labor of the new mining camp, 
then known as " Mud Springs." 

In 1S50, Dr. Cleveland went to Grass 
Valley in which he built the third house, and 
subsequently aided largely in the permanent 
prosperity of that now important town, where 
his name is still, after nearly thirty years' 
absence, held in honored remembrance. Dur- 
ing this thirty years the Doctor has resided in 
this city in the practice of his profession and 
the enjoyment of well-earned respect and 

The subject of this sketch was born in 
Howard Count}-, Missouri, August 8, 1824. 
Counting by years this fact places the Doctor 

among our older men, but his erect and stal- 
wart frame and youthful activity of movement 
contradict the fact. Retaining to the full all 
the fire and vigor of youth, Dr. Cleveland 
should he live to be a hundred, will be of 
those who " die young." 

Coming of an intellectual family, the Doc- 
tor's education began early in the best schools 
of his section and continued until his gradua- 
tion from au Eastern college and later in the 
taking of a medical course and degree. After 
six years in California, he " went back home," 
in the then current phrase, but not to remain. 
I In 1856 he was married to Mis- Mary L- 
Duty, of Texas, a noted beauty of her time 
and State, returning to California, his chosen 
home, in 1857. After her death, which took 
place a few years a^o, the Doctor married 
again and has two beautiful bright little girls 
of whom any young Bent-diet mi ght be proud 
A man who, at Dr. Cleveland's age displays 
so marvelous a conservation of mental and 
bodily forces, is a lesson to youth, and his 
habits of life assume, therefore, a general 
interest. Temperate without abstemiousness, 
the Doctor has always gotten the most out of 
life without wasting one of its moments or its 
opportunities. A close and eager student, he 
has yet always been addicted to plenty of out- 
1 door exercise, to which his abounding health 



and strength are, no doubt, largely attribut- 
able. Of rare conversational powers and a 
genial temperament refined by the chivalous 
courtesy of "the old school" (pity that it 
cannot be made the young school), Dr. Cleve- 
land is eminently fitted to take a leading 
place in Society, from which, however, his 
devotion to study and scientific research has 
led him, in a great measure, to isolate him- 
self. The few who enjoy his friendship are 
alternately amused at his whimsical originality 
of thought and diction, and amazed at the 
apparently exhaustless fund of knowledge, 
philosophy, political economy, and scientific 
speculation, which rolls out in his every day 
conversation (apt, by the way, to be a 
monologue) with the same unconscious ease 
and readiness with which most men talk about 

the weather, and the markets. In this respect in our statute books. 

became interested in the politics of that 
quaint old city, and his sagacity, honesty, and 
courage were quickly recognized. Civic honors 
were offered, and Mr. Dibble accepted his first 
office. The splendid abilities that have won 
for him distinction here gave him place and 
fame in New Orleans, and when only twenty- 
five years old he was appointed to an import- 
ant judicial position. In 1S74 he became 
Assistant Attorney-General of Louisiana, and 
filled the post with honor. Then he came 
North and after holding important positions 
in other parts of the country came to Califor- 
nia. In 1888 he became a member of the 
Legislature, and was practically leader of the 
House. At the last election he was again 
chosen as a representative, and introduced 
some needed laws that have been given place 

His friends are legion, and he has the respect 
of a vast army of acquaintances. 

S. C. DENSoN. 

S. C. Denson is a native of Illinois and was 
born on a farm. Unlike many a farm lad he 
received a thorough education. When twenty- 
one years of age he came to California and 


While Judge Dibble is regarded as one of 
the brightest attorneys in the State, and repre- 
sents some important interests, it is not alone 
as a lawyer that he is known. He is a bright, 
entertaining writer, and has contributed some 
articles to the local press that bear the stamp 
of literary genius. While in New Orleans he 

to the 


The young lawyers of to-day will 
leaders of the bar a few years hence, 
that time comes, in the front ranks 

found Benjamin 

Romaine, who, 

and in the polished, well-chosen language 
which clothes his originality of thought — in 
violent contrast to the slangy and slipshod 
speech and puerility of subject which prevail 
in present social converse — the Doctor is a 
living anachronism, his hearers feeling some- 
what as if suddenly wafted back to the days 

of Addison, Steele, Johnson, and other masters was a constant editorial contributor 
of virile thought and " English undefiled." Dr. leading paper there. 
Cleveland is one of the few modern talkers 
who seem to call for a Boswell. 

While holding decided views on political 
subjects, and backing them by vote and voice 
like a man and a Democrat, Dr. Cleveland has, 
during his residence here, persistently declined 
political office with the exception of two years' 
service as a member of the Board of Educa- 
tion, where his judgment and influence made 
themselves felt. It is to be regretted that the 
demands of his practice and his study com- 
pelled his refusal to con'inue in a department 
wherein brains and honesty are so badly 
needed and often so conspicuously absent. 

Such men cannot be too prominently 
brought before the rising generation as an 
incentive to a better choice of amusement and 
occupation, in view of the ultimate reward of a 
prosperous, honored, and young old age. Few 
men have enjoyed life more than has Dr. 
Cleveland, yet, using its good things but never 
abusing them, he can enjoy all to-day with 
the zest of twenty-five. As a practical sermon 
to youth, better than all the verbal ones ever 
preached, I have no apology to offer for this 
somewhat lengthy, but, in truth, inadequate 
and curtailed sketch of one of San Francisco's 
best and most public-spirited citizens, yet 
whose very name is known, perhaps, to one 
where hundreds are familiar with that of some 
accidental millionaire, blatant politician 
o^er-confident and obtrusive writer, to whom 
literature, honesty, and grammar are alike 
unknown quantities. K. W. 

with a 
and legal educa- 
tion, hosts 
friends, and ex- 
cellent social con- 
nections, is thor- 
oughly equipped 
for the place. Mr. 
Romaine was 
born at Leonia, 
N. J., and came 
to C a 1 i f o r n i a 
when he was 
twelve years old. 
He attended the 
Lincoln Grammar 
city, • and in 1883 
Four years later he 

settled in Butte 
County. After a 
thorough prepara- 
tion and a certifi- 
cate of admission 
to the bar by the 
Supreme Court, he 
commenced the 
practice of law. 
Success greeted 
his efforts from 
the outset. From 
Butte he removtd 
in a short time 
to Carson, Nev., 
where he soon rose to the front rank in his pro- 
fession. He was elected by a large majority to 
the first Legislature ever convened in that 
State. There he made a record by opposing 
every measure calculated to rob the people, 
and became an eloquent and influential advo- 
cate in all legislation conducive to their best 
be the interests The same strict adherence to duty 
When W as exemplified in his administration of the 
will be office of District Attorney of Onnsby County, 
a position he occupied for two successive 
terms. Shortly afterward Judge Denson re- 
moved to Sacramento, Cab, and was elected 
Superior Judge, a position he held with 
of| credit to himself and his constituents. 
In 1889 he moved to San Francisco where 
his sphere of action might be enlarged, and bis 
present large and lucrative practice bears evi- 
dence of the wisdom of his action. 


At the age of seventeen, a schoolboy, left his 
home in Indiana, enlisted for the war, marched 
A^r^k to the front with a 

division of the Union 
Ai my and in the van 
mtf^ ofa ( hargingcolumn 

h P »^ <• was shot down. At 

the improvised hos- 
pital next day his 
leg was amputated, 
and Henry C. Dib- 
ble's term of service 
had expired. That 
was in 1863, and 
two years later Mr. 
Dibble began the 

and High School of this 
entered Yale University. 

graduated with honors, retermined to fit him 
self for the law, he matriculated at the Columbia 
Law School of New York, and stood high in 
or j his class on graduating in 1889. In the same 
year he was admitted to the New York bar, 
and in the fall returned to San Francisco, 
where he has been practicing ever since. With 
the qualifications spoken of Mr. Romaine has 
already built up an excellent practice, and has 
every prospect of success. 


There is no man better known throughout 
the State than Henry Miller, who holds un- 
disputed right to the title of " The Cattle 
King." He came to California in 1850, and 
success smiled on all his efforts. A year later 
he was in business for himself, 
and raised cattle, made money, and bought 
more stock. In 1857 he became associated 
with Charles Lux, and the men became 
wealthy. Mr. Miller's possessions are enor- 
mous; in the San Joaquin and King River 
country you may travel for a couple of days 
and never get off his land. He is a shrewd 


New Orleans. He soon business man, honest, upright, and generous 

Dr. Fletcher, although not an American by 
birth, is one by inclination. He was born in 
Manchester, England, his father being a large 
Lancashire mill-owner. The boyhood of our 

subject was spent 
in his native city, 
where he attended 
school. When only 
t h i rteen years of 
age he passed the 
examinations in 
chemistry, physi- 
ology, anatomy and 
y physiography, at 
South Kensington, 
receiving the 
second highest cer- 
tificate, which was 
something remark- 
able in one so young. Began the study of den- 
tistry at Manchester, England; later, in 
Toronto, Canada. He returned to England 
on a lengthy visit, but, by virtue of his 
appreciation of American institutions, could 
not settle there. He came to the Coast 
in November, 1890, and began practice 
with Dr. Lundburg, the well-known den- 
He bought tist of this city, with whom he remained for 
over a year. In 1891, Dr. Fletcher engaged 
in practice for himself, and is now located at 
836 Sutter Street, his specialty being crown 
aiid bridge work, which, for its excellence, 
brought him into note on the Canadian side as 
well as here in San I-'rancisco. Dr. Fletcher 
has been and is an earnest student, and, while 
he has had no large stroke of good luck, his 



untiring and aggressive work, which has made 
him a success in his profession, is the result of 
his own efforts. 


Daniel J. Gordon, the efficient Clerk of the 
Justices' Court, was born at the now obsolete 
village, Volcano Bir, El Dorado County, Cal., 
July 15, 1858, where his father was engaged 

in mining. In 
1865, when seven 
yeais of age, his 
parents removed to 
this city, and eight 
years later, in 
1S73, he graduated 
from the Lincoln 
.School. In order 
to complete his 
education, he took 
commercial course 
at a business col- 
lege, and subse- 
quently identified 
himself with Dern- 
he was a candidate 
the Thirty-seventh 
boom of that year 
of his opponent, 

ocratie politics. In i88_ 
for the Assembly from 
District, but the Blaine 
resulted in the election 

M. J. Sullivan. His business and clerical 
qualities met with recognition in other chan- 
nels, however, and for ten years past he has 
filled various responsible offices at the City 
Hall. In December, 1890, Mr. Gordon was 
appointed Clerk of the Justices' Court, which 
office he will hold until the expiration of his 
term in December, 1892. Mr. Gordon is a 
bright man of considerable promise, who has 
many frietids irrespective of party affiliations. 
He is one of the charter members of the 
Iroquois Club of this City, a member of the 
Manhattan Club, besides being District Vice- 
President of the Forty-second Assembly Dis- 
trict, by virtue of which office, he is a 
member of the Executive Committee of the 
Democratic Party of this City and County. 
He is taking an active interest in local politics 
the present campaign and is being pushed 
forward by his friends as a candidate tor the 
County Clerkship at the coming election on 
the Democratic ticket. 

Mr. Gordon is a married man, having a 
wife and two children. He is a man of 
character, and performs the duties of his office 
with fidelity and skill. 


Hon. Jefferson G- James, the subject of this sketch, was born in Missouri in 1S29, and 
emigrated to this State in 1850, coming overland in a mule team, and settling in Placerville. 
He engaged in mining until 1857, when he went to Los Angeles, and, buying a herd of cattle, 
drove them to Fresno County, where he located at the site of his present ranch. 

In 186S he moved to San Francisco, where he has since resided. During his residence in 
the city Mr. James has served with honor on the Board of Education, also on the Board of 
Supervisors. He is a member of the Masonic Order, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, 
and the Knights of Pythias. He is the head member of the firm of J. G. James & Co., the 
well-known wholesale butchers. Mr. James is respected and esteemed in the community, and 
is a representative California citizen. 


Mr. Mecartney is one of our early pioneers 
and has identified himself with this Coast in 
various pursuits for the past forty years. Here 
his energy and honorable ambition have 
found fitting success, and to-day, though well 
advanced in years, he enjoys a vigorous frame 
and sound intellect. He was born in Lan- 
caster Count}', Pennsylvania, and is a 
thorough American, both sides of his family 
being born in that State, which has made 
most of the history of this country. His 
father, John McCartney, was a man of 
prominence in the Keystone State and held 
large interest in connection with banking, 
insurance, etc. It was he who organized the 
Lancaster County Mutual Fire Insurance Com- 
pany, of which he was President for a long 

Mr. Amos Mecartney received his education 
in his native State, and when quite young the 
news of the great gold discover}' here excited 
his ambition and made him resolve to venture 
to the far off Pacific. He was yet in his teens, 

indeed, when he set sail from Philadelphia 
bound for California. The spirit of determina- 
tion he then showed he has given evidence of 
all his life, for obstacles in his path he over- 
came by the pluck and energy of his nature. 
He made some success in the mines like 
most of our pioneers, but his success in life has 
principally accrued from his transactions in 
city real estate. 

The Badlam Brothers are too well-known to 
require any extended introduction to the 
people of this Coast. These young men, both 
sons of Alexander Badlam of this city, have 


K. It. HA l>I. A.M. 

been engaged for many years in the manufact- 
ure and construction of gas works and gas- 
lighting plants, and by their attention to busi- 
ness have gained a standing and reputation in 
the mercantile community enjoyed by few as 
young in years as they. 

Al. T. Badlam, the senior member of the firm, 
received an early business education several 

years ago with the once prosperous firm of 
Win. T. Coleman & Co. and in other occupa- 
tions in commercial circles during the past 
ten years, and the knowledge thus accpiired 
now stands him well in managing the financial 
affairs of a large and constantly increasing busi- 
ness where a large force of men is employed. 
The unqualified succe-s attending the manage- 
ment ot the affairs of the firm is due much 
to the executive ability of Al. T. Badlam, 
while the younger brother, Edgar B. Badlam, 
is one of the best mechanical engineers in Cali- 
fornia, having, in his early life, passed through 
the various mechanical and engineering depait- 
ments of the Risdon and Union Iron Works. 
When but sixteen years of age he patented a 
valuable improvement on steam boilers, which 
had been put to practical use, and from which 
he has derived a large income. He is the 
inventor and patentee of the Peerless Gas 
Machine, manufactured by this firm. The 
invention is covered by four different patents, 
overcoming all the objections heretofore exist- 
ing in the generating of gas lrom gasoline. 
This means of illuminating has been adopted 
by such people as Colonel Charles F. Crocker, 
of the Southern Pacific Company; John 
Parrott, of San Mateo; Colonel J. D. Fry, of 
Vountville; Honorable Robert Y. Hayne, ex- 
Governor Blasdel, of Nevada; George 
Schonewald, the Manager of Del Monte, and 
the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Catholic Orphan 
Asylums, many State institutions in the 
interior, and in hundreds of places less promi- 
nent. The success of these young men in 
bringing their business to the front with so 



much prominence shows what can be done by 
a thorough knowledge of the profession en- 
gaged in, and by the pluck, energy, and strict 
attention to business in all its details as dis- 
played by them. 



Brother Colnon, of the Stockton Mail, is to be con- 
gratulated. He has a hat: " Queen Victoria's crown 
is estimated to be worth $ 1,500, 000. Our best hat cost 
$3. It is evident that Queen Victoria's subscribers 
must pay up without uncomfortable delay." 

Sam Davis, of the Carson Appeal, has had a stroke of 
conscience, and it hurts. He wants to know : 
" Whether it is better to lie rather than hurt anyone's 
feelings." Will Brother Green of the Colusa Sun 
kindly furnish the information ? 

The Oakland Tribune asks a question that I am 
unable to answer: " Can the Orangemen command 
enough votes to beat Blaine in New York ? That is 
the pivot on which this whole affair turns." 

"Tom" McCarthy, who handled the big Utah case 
so successfully, is back from Linkville, where he has 
been gathering evidence in an arson case. As usual, 
"Tom" has the entire evidence down "pat," and I 
am told that his trip will result in the showing up of 
an elaborate conspiracy to burn, and a saving of a 
number of thousands to the companies. 

Sam Davis, having run the silver ticket to the 
Appeal's mast-head, bursts into Fourth of July poesy 
thuswise : " To-day a smile illumes the face of Fate, 
the pen of history records us free, and time looks on 
this glorified estate, but the beginning of a realm to 

What a miserable celebration they had at Santa 
Cruz. The Surf says : "It may be recorded as a re- 
markable and almost unparalleled fact that there was 
no serious casualties or conflagrations throughout the 
whole country on the recent Fourth." 

The Sonoma Democrat remarks: " Mr. Cleveland 
told Mr. Anderson that when he wrote his celebrated 
tariff message he had but one man in mind — the 
American farmer. Four years later, when the Amer- 
ican farmer wanted a man for President of the United 
States, he had but one man in mind, and that was 
Grover Cleveland." 

Jack — I dined with Buskin the other day. He's a 
dry wit — called the turkey Douglas. 
Tom— Why ? 

Jack — Because it was tender and true. — Truth. 


Laundry Farm still continues to draw crowds every 
Sunday. As a picnic resort for patties desiring to 
spend a day or a few hours in the hills it easily takes 
first rank. Here one can forget for a time the strug- 
gle for existence, and enjoy to the full the attractions 
of nature in her most bounteous mood. 

He — I know it's awfully impertinent, but tell me 
are you engaged ? 

She — I could tell better if you were to ask me an- 
other question first. — Truth. 




The Sausalito Sunday boat with a home- 
ward-bound picnic on board. And Hell. 

They were the plain people — in whose 
morality and wisdom the statesman has a 
faith as profound as it is touching. But the 
plain people, especially when at play, are not 
pleasing. They offend taste. That may not 
be a serious fault since, after all, taste is but 
an acquired repugnance for what most people 
like. Nevertheless those who have taste — 
that is to say a capacity for being pained by 
bad or loud language, raucous laughter, 
loutish abandon, and coquetry as obvious in 
its intent and as delicate in its allurements as 
that which charms the monarch of the pasture 
— would prefer to be in a good many places 
rather than on board a Sausalito Sunday boat 
with a homeward-bound picnic. 

We got the first taste of it when the train 
stopped at a way station. There occurred an 
inrush of salesladies and shopladies, led by 
the males of their species. You know them — 
undersized young men with their hats on the 
backs of their heads, their hair tousled down 
over their little foreheads, their coats flying 
free as they dash into the cars, their loose 
mouths open, and their flat voices bawling, 
"Hey, fellers, here's seats!" Dull of eye, 
impudent, truculent, self-conscious, stupid, 
and, above all things, "fly," they are the mere 
savages of civilization. One of them in his 
forward crush in search of seats smashed into 
a young German woman with a baby in her 
arms. She staggered and all but fell, crying 
out in her fright a protesting " Gott in 

" Well, Gott in Himmel," mimicked the 
unregretting young man, "why don't you 
keep your eye peeled ? Come on, Sal ! " 

They laughed, the girls with the rest, at 
the merry collision and the manly jest. 

The man was wrong about their being 
vacant places. So he climbed up upon the 
backs of two seats, with his legs dangling in 
the aisle, beamed upon the young lady whose 
escort he had the happiness to be, slapped his 
knees invitingly and exclaimed : " Put it 
there ! " She gayly mounted the perch, and 
the shoulders of the passengers in the seats 
beneath supported them on either side. 

Hails from one end of the car to the other, 
mouth-organs and shrilly-sung ditties, cyclones 
of meaningless laughter, hand-patting, and 
foot-stamping, made the journey to Sausalito 
as agreeable to persons with nerves and sensi- 
bilities as the gallery of a theatre when the 
curtain drops. 

There were thousands on that boat, it 
seemed, and every one of the thousands pos- 
sessed by a noisy demon. 

The men one could stand, for one is used to 
them. We encounter the shopboy, the young 
mechanic, the apprentice, the dissipated clerk- 
ling, the bar-keeper, and the drummer in our 
daily life. It does not surprise, therefore, 
when we see him at play — a boisterous, sky- 
larking ass, brutal in his facetiousness, and im- 
pelled through all his fooling by a masculine 
wish to make himself engaging in the eyes of 
the fair. 

But the women ! Heavens, what a lot ! 
Hard working no doubt, not bad-hearted, 
sufficiently well-clad, most of them with the 
good looks of youth, and I dare say a comfort 
as well as a financial prop to their not over- 
particular parents, but for the rest as repulsive 
a pack of wenches as poor brains and blindness 

to the beauty of delicacy could manufacture. 

That half hour on that fearful boat would 
have had a fine educational effect upon those 
ladies aiul gentleman who scribble so believ- 
ingly and plenteously on the theme of woman's 
natural moral superiority, her innate capacity 
for exerting a refining influence in social and 
domestic life, and the desirability of bringing 
her to the polls to purify things there. These 
picknickers are the women who would be 
sure to vote. 

Few of these girls were vicious; they were 
only ignorant and coarse — the natural woman, 
as their he counterparts were the natural man. 
They were as eager as their gallants to be 
entertaining and fascinating, and to this end 
played tag, ran about squealing and scream- 
ing, pretending to resist kissing with clawing, 
and in the end sat panting, flushed, and grat- 
ified on the knees of the pursuing youths, not 
one of whom bore the mark of a sincerely vir- 
tuous nail. They wriggled, they pouted, they 
curveted and pranced, and put their sex and 
their joy in it as prominently in evidence as 
so many she quadrupeds would have done. 

Some of the men were drunk, and each 
weary head found a female shoulder to rest on, 
and a female arm to encircle his limp body. 

This was in the cabin. Outside, in the 
screening darkness, the behavior was such 
that modest women, who were not picnickers, 
preferred to subject their lungs to the stifling 
atmosphere of the cabin, rather than take the 
cool air at the expense of an intolerable shock 
to their eyes and sense of decency. 

The plain people were not conscious of any- 
thing reprehensible in all this hurly-burly of 
flirtatious activity. Even those women to 
whom years and marriage had brought the 
sedateness of diminished desire, sat grinningly 
tolerant of the exuberance of the young people, 
who were but " having a good time." The 
stray outsider — the respectable resident of San 
Rafael, the returning lady or gentleman from a 
summer resort — had a shocked and alarmed 
feeling that the police ought to be there and 
I do something. If the boat's captain had or- 
dered in the deck-hands with a fire-hose to 
abate the noise and cool the love-making, the 
outsider would have perceived the fitness of 
the action. An athletic clubman, with a rose 
in his buttonhole, who has no more morals 
than a cat, but whose ears and eyes are accus- 
tomed to civilized sounds and sights, stood 
near me, and his scowling face betokened that 
it would have given him pleasure to sail in 
with his fists and knock down a few dozens of 
the whooping and cavorting male animals that 
surged in his vicinity. He'd have been mur- 
dered had he attempted so incomprehensible 
an outrage. 

That boat increased one's appreciation of 
the intellectual and social value of money. 
Money can't make a silk purse out of a sow's 
ear, but it can and does create an environ- 
ment and atmosphere conducive to refinement 
— conducive to the development of a civilized 
ideal in men and women, and that observance 
of the amenities of life that constitutes good 
manners. There are gentlemen and ladies 
who live in poverty, but they don't go on 
Sunday picnics, and don't, when they have 
leisure and a disposition toward gayety, make 
a revelation of mental penury, rudeness, and 
lust that would shame a menagerie. 

That picnic would have discouraged any 
hopeful soul who expects the movement to 
make the world better to get its force from the 
plain people. It would have given despair to 
the political reformer. I believed the picnic 
would have pained even Isador Gutte. 

Mr. Willis Polk, architect, has his studio on 
Vallejo Street, Russian Hill. 



Dear Miss Matilda: — To decide when 
Kipling begins or where Woleott Balestier 
ceases, requires more literary ability than I j 
possess. "The Naulahka" is an exciting 
story of adventure, full of incident, abounding 
in brilliant pictures, but it lacks the quality of 
compressed power and vividness that charac- 
terize " The Light that Failed." The story is 
not of the type that would occur to the mind 
of Kipling, nor does the hero, Nicholas Tarvin, 
possess an individuality he is familiar with. 
He may have made suggestions, he may have 
revised the Indian chapters, he may have 
written the many admirable passages describ- 
ing the country round Rhatore. That ride 
over the desert to the royal city of Gunnaur 
sounds like him. There are traces of him 
in the scene between the Sitabhai and Tarvin; 
surely he is responsible for that situation 
in the palace wherein the Queen and the 
woman of the desert weep over the little 
Maharaj. The passages in which occurs the 
sentence, " From all except such as have 
borne a child, the world is hid," is worthy of 
the author of " Without Benefit of Clergy." 
I would not den>' him the authorship of that 
last sunset scene where the bullock cart 
creaked down the road to Rawput Junction 
with Nick and Katie. 

Further than this I do not find Kipling. 
Among English writers he is remarkable for 
a strong sense of form. This story is hung 
together as loosely as its hero. Then, the 
basic idea, the search for the Naulahka, is 
without any artistic value. That a Colorado 
real estate agent should set out on any such 
wild goose chase is too wildly improbable to 
constitute a good theme for literary treatment. 
The characteristics of Tarvin develop in re- 
sponse to the necessities of the plot. He is 
endowed with fresh talents for even' new 
situation. No emergency that he is not equal 
to can present itself. He is omnipotent 
physically and mentally — a trick that Rud- 
yard's heroes have not hitherto exhibited. It 
must not be imagined, however, that the book 
is any the less interesting for these draw- 
backs. Nick is so daring and so clever, 
Katie so foolishly obstinate in her refusal 
to marry him, the Maharajah so indolently 
Indian, the Silabahai so diabolically wicked, 
and above all the Naulahka is so mysterious 
so marvelously beautiful that one reads on 
page after page just to learn if Mrs. Mutric 
obtains the coveted jewel. That Tarvin should 
return the stakes after his signal victory, is 
unlike the man. Alas, one closes the book 
without learning if the Three C's come to 

Zola has written a war epic in La Debacle. 
Theie have been many descriptions of the 
horrors of battle, the terrors of combat, but 
nothing is there in literature that compares 
with this narrative of the downfall of France. 
You know the power of his style, its wonder- 
ful scope, how he can render in words incidents 
the most horrible, scenes the most poetic. 
Remember the photographic quality of Nana, 
the graphic force of L' Argent, the passionate 
beauty of L' Abbe Meuret. Le Debacle is greater 
than all of them. It is tremendous. To enter 
into an analysis of this novel, one would 
require pages, not paragraphs. The bulk of 
it is given up to the retreat of the French 
troops from Mulhausen to Sedan. One learns 
of camp life, its difficulty, its drudgery, of the 
cruel fatigue engendered by forced marches, of 
the criminal bungling of generals, of their 
ignorance of the country, of the disastrous 
blundering of the Empress and her ministers 
in Paris. That France went into this fight 
without preparation, that her army was disor- 

ganized, that she lacked a single leader of first- 
rate ability, is made apparent. The terrible 
consequences, the awful slaughter, the destruc- 
tion, loss, are depicted with a master hand. 

Interspersed with the awe-inspiring narra- 
tive of battles and carnage are soft pastoral 
bits of scenery that serve to relieve the dark 
and bloody tones that dominate the picture. 
There is a charming scene in a little inn 
whereat he has breakfast in a green arbor, 
the trellises of which were loaded with big 
clusters of ripe, golden, luscious grapes. One 
has glimpses of the Valley of the Meuse, sur- 
rounded by wooded hills veiled in bluish 
mists. The river, a ribbon of pale silver, 
unrolls its length upon a broad expanse of 
verdant plain. In the midst of the hor- 
rors of Sedan there is a charming passage. 
Emperor William sitting on his ' horse 
watches " the sun, slanting downwards to the 
woods, about to set in a sky where there was 
not a cloud. The golden light that lay upon 
the landscape was so transcendently clear and 
limpid that the most insignificant objects stood 
out with startling distinctness. To the North 
the forest of Ardennes, an ocean of sunlit ver- 
dure, while the Meuse, loitering with sluggish 
current through the plains, was like a stream 
of purest gold in that cares'ing light." 
Then follows the retreat through the woods of 
la Garenne, riddled with the artillery and 
musketry of the Prussians. It is terrible. 
Then the vivid horror of that hospital scene, 
the factory turned into an operating room, and 
Major Bouroche in chsrge. Then follows the 
burning of Paris, the dreadful episodes of the 
Commune. It is a book, this "Downfall," 
that all should read. An epic of war, it is the 
most powerful of arguments for peace. As a 
lesson it is the most instructive ever penued. 

" The Song of the Sword " is the strongest 
poem I have read in years. It is rhythmical 
fiery, spirited. Perhaps it is not full of ideas, 
but there is power and variety of imagery. 
The author, W. E. Henley, is a new man, his 
poetry is essentially modern, his landscapes, 
if dark, are admirably painted. In the use of 
words he is only inferior to Swinburne in 
copiousness; he is far more definite, if less 
versatile. Among the "London Voluntaries " 
are some fine passages. The "Rhymes and 
Rhythms " include several most graceful songs 
whose versification is delightful. Through most 
there runs a strain of sadness. No. 6 reminds 
one a little of Matthew Arnold. No. 10 is a 
beautiful poem containing several exception- 
ally fine lines. No. 13, dedicated to Whistler 
depicts a strange weird, landscape with graphic 
force. These poems are worth reading. Indeed, 
I will go further and say that several of them 
belong to literature. ORACLE, K. B. 


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It would be an easy matter for the world to 
get along without a play like " Gloriana." As 
usual, it is from the French, and is as 
objectless as a farce-corned)- need be. There is 
just one thing that surprises the theatre-goer 
more than that Mr. Charles Frohman should 
put on "Gloriana," and that is that Mr. 
Charles Frohman should entrust such a com- 
pany with a play of an}- kind. The average 
of ability in the cast is very low. With Mr. 
E. J. Henley aud Mr. Frederick Bond out of 
it, it would be a dull aggregation of medioc- 
rity. This is neither a high-priced play nor 
a high-priced company, and many better per- 
formances have been seen at other theatres 
than the Baldwin for a great deal less money. 

The performances given by Mr. Henley and 
Mr. Bond were very pleasing, and aside from 
a sligat appearance of over-acting on the part 
of the former; were perfect. Count Evitofr's j 
character is one that permits a wide stretch of 1 
comedy, and it is hard to tell where the actor 
should stop; yet it seems to me that Mr. 
Henley indulges the exuberance of his 
humorous faculty just a trifle too much. 

The curtain-raiser was " The Major's Ap- 
pointment," a dull, teary, sepulchral play, 
calculated to make hypochondriacs of the 
audience. It was notable merely for giving 
us an opportunity of renewing acquaintance 
with that admirable actor, Mr. Edwin Stevens. 
As Major John Huntley, Mr. Stevens had a 
most difficult part. The ordinary comedian is 
not expected to show the versatility that Mr. 
Stevens possesses; to make an audience laugh | 
can well be counted a full life's work for anyone. | 
For the same man to make the same audience 
weep in sympathy with him, is beyond the 
skill of most of those comedians who are 
now before the public. Mr. Stevens filled 
the part admirably; yet with those others who 
hold him very highly in their regard, I shall 
rejoice to see him in a part where he will be 
given an opportunity to make us laugh. In 
a very short time he will play Count Evitoff. 
The reception he received last Monday night 
was the prettiest compliment that any actor 
has been given at the Baldwin within my rec- 
ollection; but I am quite sure had he appeared 
in any guise other than that of the bent and 
time-worn Major Huntley that the ovation 
would have been warmer. Many of his old 
admirers did not recognize him in his make- 

On next Monday the ninth regular session 
of the Baldwin, under its present management, 
will open with Frohman' s stock company of 
New York in "The Lost Paradise," which 
has been very successful in New York. Wil- 
liam Morris, who won so much flattering 
notice in this city on his last trip, is leading 
man, and the company includes some- of the 
brightest mummers under the Frohman 


The splendid opening at Stockwell's 
Theatre presaged a success that has been 
continued. Daly's company of comedians 
have rarely played to larger or more enthusi- 
astic audiences than those that have crowded 
this playhouse. "The Last Word," bringing 
out as it does the entire strength of the com- 
pany, was well received and the theatre was 
filled at every performance. The interest in 
this company's productions certainly centers 
in " The Foresters," Lord Tennyson's poetic 
comedy, which has attracted more criticism 
and attention than any other play produced 

in the last ten years. It will be produced for 
the first time in this city on Thursday night, 
and the scenery and cast will be as elaborate 
as those that marked its first appearance by 
the same company in New York. 

On next Monday evening Mr. Daly will 
present " The School for Scandal," which will 
be presented with all the original scenery and 
cast which have made Daly's presentation so 

The patrons of the Bush Street Theatre will 
have an opportunity of enjoying a historic 
play next week, " The Witch." This is new 
to the San Francisco public, and the star is a 
stranger. Miss Marie Hubert Frohman has 
the leading part, and if one may judge of her 
abilities by what the Eastern critics have said, 
she is a charming actress. "The Witch" 
tells the story of olden days, when they were 
hanging men and women for the riding of a 
broom. The quaint dresses, the oddities of 
speech, and the queer ways of the old Salemites 
are reproduced accurately. Monday being the 
450th performance, the management will pre- 
sent to each lady a beautiful silver souvenir 
spoon, which is certainly worth the price of 

Following Reed and Collier, "Gloriana" 
will be seen at the California. The play will 
be presented on Monday night and will con- 


Handsomest Theatre in the World. 

Al Hayman & Co Proprietor 

J. J. Gottlob Manager 

Monday Evening, July 18 

Charles Frohman' s Great Comedy Triumph 


As presented for nearly 150 nights in New York, and direct from 
its immense hit at the lialdwin Theatre. 

Preceded every evening: at 8:15, by 


Mr. EDWIN STEVENS as Major Huntley. 

tinue there for two weeks. It is quite likely 
that any success it may have lacked at the 
Baldwin it will make up at this popular play- 
house. The cast in the curtain-raiser and 
"Gloriana" will be the same, so everyone 
will have an opportunity of seeing Mr. Stevens, 
Mr. Henley, and Mr. Bond. 


tr< R. Stockwell Lessee and Proprietor 

Alf Em.inghousf. Business Manager 

"^The Most Magnificent and Perfectly "j" 
• Equipped Playhouse in America I 

Augustin IDaly's Company 
of Coinodians 

Commencing Monday, July 18 

This evening last performarce of 1 TL n | 0 o. \Mnrr\ 
Augustin Daly's successful Comedy, | I IIC Ldol VV UI U 

Tuesday and 
Wednesday livening 

Wednesday Matinee 

"School for Scandal" 

Thursday, Friday, 
Saturday Kvening 

Saturday Matinee 




With all the original music, by Sir Arthur Sullivan 
Prices: $2.00, $1.50, $1.00 and 50c. SKATS NOW OS SARI, 

Engagement Positively Terminates July 30 


MR. M. B. LEAVITT Lessee and Proprietor 

CHAS. P. HALL Manager 

Engage meiit I'.xtraorcHiiarv 

Beginning Monday, July 18th 

Matinrks Wednesday 
and Saturday 

Marie Hubert Frohman 

And Her New York Company, in 


A Mirror of ye Okl Colonial Times. 
A C.reat Picture Cut Clear from Life. 

Grand Souvenir Event, Monday, July 18. 450th Performance 

The Ladies on the Lower Kloor will he presented with 
Sterling Silver "Witch" Souvenir Spoons. 


4.L Hayman & Co Proprietors 

4.lfrkd Bouvikr Manager 

Monday Evening, July 18th, 1892 

Opening of the Tenth Regular Season of this 
Theatre under the Present Management 

Third Annual Tour 

Charles Frohman's 
Stock Company 


Presenting the Distinguished 
American Success 

The Lost 

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holiday and were obliged to go back. This left more 
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ness for those who stayed behind, and these were some 
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ing since, and now the Sea Beach, the Pacific Ocean 
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white flannels talks tennis to you — these, with riding, 
driving, dancing, boating, salmon-fishing, and spas- 
modic tennis constitute the amusements, and the 
weather has been absolutely glorious, the full moon 
having obligingly lent itself, for a whole week, to the 
-enhancement of all sorts of evening pleasures. 

The culmination of the season — for surely nothing 
so beautiful and so altogether delightful can occur 
again — was the fete de unit given at Sunshine Villa Sat- 
urday night by Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith. The lovely 
grounds, crowning Beach Hill and looking off toward 
the bay on one side, where, in a golden wake 
of moonlight, the "Lurline" lay at anchor, and 
on the other toward the town which sparkled 
with electric lights against the dark background 
of the mountains proved absolutely perfect for 
the purposes of evening party al fresco. Eighteen 
hundred Japanese lanterns, fairy lamps, aud 
incandescent lights illuminated the place, and red 
fire and red lights lent theatrical effects at intervals. 
An immense triangle of light, visible for miles around, 
was formed by swinging lines of lanterns from the 
very apex of the flagstaff which surmounts the tower 
to join the line which encircled the ground. Mr. and 
Mrs. Morris Newton assisted Mr. and Mrs. J. P. 
Smith in the reception of their guests. Both ladies 
were elegantly and becomingly gowned; while the 
handsome house was elaborately decorated, the 
drawing-room and dining-room canvassed for dancing 
and the whole thrown open to the guests, it was out- 
of-doors that the chief fascination was found. The 
white walks curving among the lawns and flower 
beds were thronged with white-gowned women and 
their escorts; the tennis court, in its frame of vines, 
was set forth with cozy tables and the guests served 
from a buffet with champagne punch, bouillon, and a 
supper during the whole evening; just beyond the 
grounds lay the moonlit bay; an orchestra on a 
balcony played dance music — pardon me, I should 
have said, in the language of a local reporter, "dis- 
coursed sweet strains" — the whole scene was delight- 
fully like a fairy spectacle, especially as seen from the 
little loggia on the seaward side of the house, whence 
one almost listened for a " Bridal Chorus " to burst 
forth and carry out the illusion. The guests of honor 
were Commodore Adolph Spreckels, of the lucky 
" Lurline," and Mr. Perry Cramp, the millionaire 
ship-builder, of Philadelphia. 

If I should attempt to give you a list of the other 
guests there would be no room to tell you of other 
" pleasant things which have been happening here. On 
the same evening the Ladies of Santa Maria del Mar 
held a housewarming at their pretty new hotel, owned 
by the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society. After the adjourn- 
ment of .the Grand Council in San Francisco, the 
Grand Officers, delegates, and many visiting members 
came down to Santa Cruz and took the new hotel by 
storm. The formal opening was a pleasant affair, the 
broad verandas, big reception-room, and the whole 
house crowded with guests, who enjoyed the music, 
the moonlight on the sea, the dancing, and a colla- 
tion. A pleasing episode was a presentation. Judge 
J. H. Logan, President of the Bank of Santa Cruz 
County and of the electric railway, is an owner in 
Santa Maria, and has been of the greatest assistance 
to the President and Grand Directors. It was because 
of this that Mrs. Margaret Deane, Grand President of 
the order, on behalf of the Grand Board, in a graceful 
speech, presented to Judge Logan a watch charm of 
gold set with a diamond, a ruby, and a sapphire. Mrs. 
Paul Lohse, a wealthy and beautiful woman, who is 
the foundress of the order, has been at Santa Maria 
all the week, also Mrs. Laogier, of Stockton, and 
many wealthy and earnest Catholic ladies from all 
over the State. 

At the Sea Beach Hotel there is now the merriest 
and jolliest set of the best people who have been here 
this season and their numbers are daily augmented. 
From San Jose there are Judge Spencer's wife and 
daughter, J. T. Rucker and family, and Miss Blix 
Smith, while Mayor Sam Rucker makes' many a fly- 
ing visit to the town to take part in the festivities. 
From Santa Rosa, are Commissioner and Mrs. Mark 
McDonald, and from San Francisco an almost end- 
less list, among whom I have noticed Mrs. Dr. J. S. 
Keeney, Mrs. Arques, and Miss Arques, Mrs. R. T. 

Carroll, the Misses Carroll, and Mr. J. Carroll, Mrs. 
Dr. Luke Robinson, Miss Rita Robinson, Miss Feeny, 
Miss Romie Wallace, who are spending all the season 
here, Jeremiah Lvnch, Miss Mollie Taafc, Mrs J. L. 
M artel aud the Misses Martcl, Mrs. R. C. Spaulding 
and Otis B. Spaulding, Colonel Moorehead, H. F. 
Hudnall and family, Mrs. Henry Williams, Mrs. 
Welch and Miss Bertha Welch, Dr. and Mrs. O. O. 
Burgess, Mrs. Robert Graves, Miss Graves, and many 
more. Two eligible widowers are the artist, W. 
H. Hilliard, who paints industriously, having done 
some fine Santa Cruz views, and Thomas P. Robb, Jr., 
son of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas P. Robb, of Sea 
View Villa, a young and prepossessing Civil 

From the cottages near and far came Mrs. A. D. 
Sharon, Mrs. Castle, Miss Meininger, Mrs. William 
H. Mills, Miss Delia Mills, and young Mr. Mills, 
Mrs. Delmas, and the Misses Delmas, Misses Nellie, 
Louise, and Marguerite Knright, and Messrs. Joe and 
Jack Enright, aud a number more. 

On Saturday evening — that was prolific in fun 
Mrs. Welch gave an equestriau party which included 
forty with a petit souper at the Sea Beach on their 

On Sunday evening Mrs. Arques and Mrs. Carroll 
gave a coaching party to fifty friends with lunch at 
Capitola, and on Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Enright gave a large picnic at the Big Trees 
in honor of their daughters, Misses Nellie, Marguerite, 
and Louise. A special car was engaged and the day 
w-as a most delightful one to everybody. It is quite 
possible to be millionaires and vet have simple, un- 
affected good times and the people at this picnic repre- 
sented between fifteen and twenty of the millions 
alluded to. There were the Enrights, the Arques, the 
Carrolls, the A. P. Hotalings, senior and junior, the 
Welches the Brookes, James and Martin Murphy, 
Mrs. F. Murphy, Miss Lizzie Murphy, Callaghans, 
Lewis, Corcoran, Wheeler, and Wallace, Colonel 
Morehead, Messrs. Jeremiah Lynch, C. Welch, John 
Brooke, Marius Kast, J. Carroll, Waddell, and George 

A very pleasant house party at Henry F. Kron's has 
just broken up. There were Mrs. Walter Bickford 
and Miss Edith Bickford, of Missonea, Montana, 
Miss Kathryn Sinnott, Miss Delia Sinnott, and Major 
Dave Bryant, of San Jose, Miss Lillian Richardson, 
of San Francisco, aud ex-Mayor Robert Effey. 

Mr. aud Mrs. O. J. Kron, of San Francisco, have 
been visiting Mrs. A. K. Kron. The Krons are the 
large firm of tanners whose manufactory is here and 
whose business houses are in San Francisco and 

The Cotillion Club give a hop at the Casino the last 
of the week, and Messrs. McCollum and Billicke keep 
their guests at the Pacific Ocean House on the go 
constantly with driving parties, dances, musicales, aud 
the like. Kate Kearney. 

what's the matter with the Grand Central ? Jack says 
it's "more popular with the bachelor than with the 

Benedict." I see W. D is convalescing under the 

tender hands of the fair creatures who have established 
themselves as nurses. 

We have had no subject for gossip lately. I hardly 
believe the " fifteenth of the month " was ever so 

anxiously awaited before. We will see Sam W 

and not a few others in deepest mourning if the fif- 
teenth should fail to connect. Such are the vagaries 
of fortune. Speaking of fortune, think of Phonsc 
Newhouse's luck ! Seventy thousand dollars as a 
wedding present ! Just as if* he hadn't more than his 
share of this world's goods already. The good things 
of life always do fall to the unappreciative, don't 
they? I hear there is some talk of nominating "our 
Mr. Butler" for Governor. Won't I just work for 
him, though. Besides his fitness for the office, when 
did California ever have such a handsome couple in 

the gubernatorial mansion ? Were Mr. B elected 

I would predict the most brilliant social season the 
Capitol City has ever known. 

Major Po'llasky has returned from the East and will 
proceed to furnish his handsome villa. Wonder 
when that electric road will be in operation ? How- 
affairs do deteriorate when the "all-seeing eye " is 
not on them. Yours, Imp. 



The improvements that have been made in 
copper-plate work recently can only be guessed 
by those who have been having their cards and 
invitations done by the old process. The 
advance in this art has given Sanborn, Vail 
& Co. the opportunity to offer for inspection 
the very best work ever done here. The 
excellence of the work and the reasonable 
prices have caused the total disappearance of 
the old-style card. Among the many novel- 
ties shown by this firm are the sealing-wax 
sets in many designs. No house in the city 
handles a greater quantity of fine stationery 
than Sanborn, Vail & Co. The very finest 
importations from the best-known makers are 
always on hand, and the variety that one has 
to choose from is very large. Among the 
many samples suitable for a gentle correspon- 
dence is Hurd's Wicker linen, a stylish paper, 
with a fine surface. The stock of souvenirs 
that Sanborn, Vail & Co. handle is quite 
interesting, and nothing to be found any- 
where is better suited for sending East to 
friends than the pressed California wild 

Fresno, July 14th. Dear Wave : — My patriotic 
spirit rebelled at the lack of enthusiasm displayed 
here on the Fourth, so I and my little -grip hastened 
to Modesto, where the day was becomingly and 
enthusiastically celebrated by .the "truly American" 
citizens and our own soldier boys. I found the city 
so attractive that my stay was considerably lengthened, 
consequently I missed my weekly effusion to you. A 
number of new departures occurred during my 
absence. Mrs. Hughes and brown-eyed Lizzie left for 
your city where they will summer. Mr. and Mrs. 
Brown have gone to the mountains on a hunting trip! 
Fatty Hayes, Father Guard, Ward McColson and the 
artist and musician Fiester departed Monday for a few 
week's hunting trip. I am devoutly praying that Am 
will find the mountain air conducive to the cultiva- 
tion of a hirsute adornment on that generous upper 
lip. Am's tenacity to this purpose deserves reward. 
The traditional " little bird " has been whispering to 
me again, and it attributed Ward's "washed-out" 
appearance to the fickle heart of an Eastern butterfly 
Were I as well up in the uses of cosmetics I would 
delude Society until I had readied the outskirts of 
town at any rate. Eastern- maids are becoming as 
uncomfortably numerous here as Stockton girls. 
There's our " Handsome Charley" Bonner gone and 
renounced his hopes of single blessedness (and spoiled 
our hopes of sharing the Locan Villa) by engaging 
himself to a Boston girl. Imagine it! I hear they 
are to be married in October and will spend the 
"honeymoon" in several months of travel before 
making their bow to the Fresno 400. Miss Tripp is 
well acquainted here, and is very popular with the 
younger element. I must congratulate Charley on his 
choice, and am equally as sincere in my best wishes. 
George Allen, the handsomest young insurance agent 
adorning Shep's office, will enter into matrimony 
Wednesday, the twentieth of this month. After a 
month's sojourn in Southern California, George's rest- , 
less spirit will be at peace with the world, enjoying the 
happiness of the Benedict, at the Hughes. Wonder 1 

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LION FIRE IN9 .CO., of London 
Assets, $4,712,747. Commenced in Cal. 1879 

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Assets, {10,190.349. Commenced in Cal. 18S 





Pacific Department, 21 I SANSOME ST., S- F. 


Incorporated by Royal Charter A. 1). 1780 — 
CAPITAL PAID UP, • . • . $ 3,446,100.00 

ASSETS, 21,584,413.00 



City Office, 501 Montgomery St. General Office, 401 Montgomery St. 

London Assurance Company 

Of London. Established by Royal Charter 1720. 

Northern Assurance Company 

, Of London, Established 1836. 

CEORCE F. CRANT, Manager, 

Northwest Corner Sacramento and Montgomery Sts., San Francisco 



Capital, - - SJ23.000.000 


Office, Alliance Building, 416 and 418 California St., S. F 


guardian A^uF&nce Co. $nn * Fife * Office 

Of London 
Established A. D. 1821 
Paid-up Capital - t 5,000,000 
Cash Assets - ■ 121,911,916 

WM, I. LANDERS, G-en'l Agent, 205 Sansoie St., San Francisco, Cal 

The Free Coinage Silver Bill of Stewarts came up 
for final action in the House on Wednesday and was 
defeated. The vote was 154 noes to 136 ayes. This 
ends all silver legislation for the present Congress. 

Attorney-General of State W. H. H. Hart, Director 
of the Hale & Norcross, and W. S. Lyle, President of 
the Quojotoas, left for Helena, Mont., to attend the 
National Mining Congress as delegates from San 
Francisco. At a meeting they were authorized to 
vote the proxies of thirty-one delegates. 

Business at the Stock Exchanges during the past 
week was quiet, and the flurry of last week in Belcher, 
which created such a large volume of orders, seems to 
have petered out, and brokers in a measure, have 
been complaining of dull and hard times. 

Still, notwithstanding the stagnation, there was an 
undercurrent of strength in all the North Ends and 
higher prices were the rule, aud though stocks are 
selling at low prices the majority of brokers complain 
of a scarcity of shares, especially Con. Virginia, 
Ophir, Mexican, and Sierra Nevada; these stocks 
should be plentiful on the street, but some unknown 
cause seems to have consumed the floating stock and 
it would not take much of an effort to create a deal, 
and with a little good news, the time will soon arrive 
when some of the manipulators will take advantage of 
the situation and start the ball a-rolling. 

The Gold Hills, Crown Point, and Belcher during 
the week hardly held their own, and unless the 400 
foot level shows up better in the Belcher than at 
present, some other part of the mine must be explored 
before higher figures will rule. 

Although neither of the above mines are extracting 
much ore, still the average runs so high that it is 
thought enough will be earned to make unnecessary 
an assessment for some time to come. 

The strongest stock on the list for the past few days 
has been Ophir, the main buyers being Cope, Barrett 
& Tindel. On Monday the price was S2.30, but the 
advance was gradual until Wednesday, when it 
reached #2.80, and at the present writing it looks as 
though top had not yet been reached. The rise is 
based on the crosscuts, which have been run on the 
1565 foot level; this is the level where they had the 
ore, about two months ago, when the stock advanced 
to I4.50. 

Sierra Nevada was in demand by Marshall 6c Gur- 
nett, and in the Pacific Board Miller has been a steady 
buyer of the stock. This mine is working jointly 
with the Union Con., thereby greatly reducing 
expenses. The west drift on the 900 foot level has 
streaks of quartz which give low assays. 

Superintendent Ryan, of the Hale & Norcross, has 
arrived in the city. He reports on the 1800 foot level 
a large station is being excavated After much study 
he is confident that good discoveries of ore will be 
made in that part of the company's ground where there 
is a large area unexplored. 

Theo. Sutro, President of the Sutro Tunnel, is now 
visiting the Comstock. It is thought he is investigat- 
ing the feasibility of establishing mills run by elec- 
trical power, at the mouth of the tunnel, for the pur- 
pose of cheapening the crushing of ore. The plan is 
thought to be impracticable. 

At the Gower Mine, Amador, on the 700 foot level, a 
2 foot ledge of ore was struck on July 1st that mills 
$ 20 per ton. 

The following dividends have been declared: The 
Mollie Gibson, 15 cents; the Champion, 10 cents; 
Coptis, 12 cents; San Francisco Gas, 35 cents; Oakland 
Gas, 20 cents; California Powder, ft; Atlantic Dyna- 
mite, 40 cents; Omnibus Cable, 40 cents; Pacific 
Surety, 3)2 per cent per annum, and Bank of Cali- 
fornia, 3', 4 per cent, Firemen's Pond, $3 per share. 

It is siid at the annual meeting of Wells, Fargo & 
Co., to be held August nth, Lloyd Tevis will resign 
from the Presidency. 

The annual meeting of the Spring Valley Water has 
been called for July 20th for the election of officers, 

At the Stock and Bond Board, business in local 

securities was very light, the most noted sale being 
in Giant Powder at $20, the price before the explosion 
of last Saturday being $53.50, a decline of $33.50 per 
share, aud as there are 14,400 shares in the company, 
this represents a heavy shrinkage. 

Robert Sherwood, President of the Union Con., and 
a large operator, leaves for Europe Dext week. 

R. E. Kelley, Secretary of the Justice Mine, has 
returned from a trip to Nevada. 

The following sales were recorded, Spring Valley 
Water 1.15 @ 99 to 99^; San Francisco Gas 20 @ 
70,1-2' to 71, Pacific Gas Improvement, 50 @ 80; Cali- 
fornia Electric Light 135 © 15% to 15^; Omnibus 
Cable 15 @ 56 to 56!^; Pacific Borax 15 © 95; Bank 
of California, 30 @ $26434'; Safety Nitro Powder, 100 
© t)Y z to 9^; Giant Powder, 20 @ 25; S. Pac. of 
Arizona Bonds, 1000 @ 102%, 1000 @ 10234"; Spring 
Valley Water 4's 1000 @ 91^, 5000 © 91^; Hawaiian 
Commercial, 300 © 2% to 2% per share; Spring 
Valley Water 6's, 2000 @ 120. SURETY. 

Great Semi-Annual 

Clearance Sale 

Now in Progress 

Our Mammoth Surplus Stock 



Dry Goods 

and Cloaks 


Sweeping and Un-Reserved 

The Opportunity of a Lifetime for Buyers 

Thousands of Bargains in Every Department 

Cor. Market and Jones Sts. 


Fire Insurance 

of Hartford 


Asset* Jan. 1st, 1801 , $2,620,213.1 0 

Geo. D. Dornin, Manager. 

Among the many great Financial Corporations on the Pacific Coast, 
none rank higher than the 


Its Agents are found throughout America, and Its Record for Prompt and Equitable 
Settlement of AH Honest Losses is Firmly Established. 

Of London 
Established A. D. 1710 
Cash Asse - - 99,031,000 
Assets In America 11,966.93 

D. J, STAPLES, President 
I. B, LEVISON, Marine sec'y 

wm, I. DUTTON, Vice-President 
LODiS weinmann, Assistant sec'y 

BERNARD faymonyille, secretary 
STEPHEN D. IYES, General Ajent 





In common with thousands of my fellow- 
citizens who believe that no lasting or substan- 
tial prosperity can ever come to California 
through a political agitation that will make 
the possession of any kind of property inse- 
cure, I sincerely deprecate the anti-railroad or 
anti-Southern Pacific sentiment that some of 
my esteemed contemporaries are now engaged 
in fomenting. I do no accuse them of conspir- 
ing to blackmail, nor of a desire to be " caved 
down the bank," nor, to use an expression 
common in politics, of a yearning to be 
knocked on the head with a bundle of green- 
backs, because such an accusation would be 
no argument. To say that a man is "another" 
who calls you a liar or a poltroon means noth- 
ing, except that you are willing to descend to 
the billingsgate method of settling disputes. 

But I deprecate the attempt of my esteemed 
contemporaries to arouse popular prejudice 
against the Southern Pacific Company, not 
because I love that corporation, nor because I 
wish to see it receive any more consideration 
at the hands of the liar than any other cor- 
poration (which, perhaps, in all cases is very 
little), but because I believe, and can show to 
any reasonable man, that such an agitation 
defeats the very purpose it is alleged to sub- 
serve, and is destructive of the very best inter- 
ests of the State and people. 

This is a broad assertion, and it cannot be 
made to fools or demagogues with any hope 
that they will pause to hear it demonstrated — 
it will not appeal to fools, because they cannot 
understand it; nor to the knaves, because they 
are unwilling to understand it. Therefore, The 
Wave does not address itself to fools or dem- 
agogues, nor to blackmailing newspapers, nor 
to newspapers that are being used by black- 
mailers, but for a moment it wishes to 
whisper a few words in the ears of sensible, 
honest men. 

Take, for example, the idea of a competing 
overland railroad. All ot my esteemed con- 
temporaries pretend to be in favor of it. How 
can they expect capitalists to come here and 
build such a line under the conditions that 
they themselves insist on imposing ? 

A line to Salt Lake cannot be constructed 
for much less' than $50,000,000. If all the 
ready money in California were gathered 
together it would not aggregate more than 
half that amount. In fact, there is only 
about $25,000,000 in coin and greenbacks on 
the entire Pacific Coast. Credit, you say ? 
Credit is good to raise money with, but it will 
not pay workingmen nor buy wood and iron. 
We must have coin — real, hard coin. Where 
are we to get it? Go East, you say. Of 
course: but how do we expect to induce the 
capitalists of New York, Boston, and London 
to lend us $50,000,000 while we are howling 
for the blood of the men who have $200,000,- 
000 already invested in the Southern Pacific ? 
In case the $50,000,000 came here what guar- 
antee do we offer that it, too, will not be con- 
fiscated with taxation and "regulation," as is 
proposed with the Southern Pacific ? 

But let me describe the conditions under 
which my esteemed contemporaries invite the 
investment of Eastern capital in railroads in 
California. We have in this State what we 
call a State Board of Equalization. It con- 
sists, generally, of five inexperienced and 
often ignorant politicians. As between coun- 
ties it equalizes taxes— that is, makes them 
uniform and equal, but as to railroads it fixes 
the valuation and the rate. There is no 
appeal from its judgments. Under recent 

decisions of the State and Federal Supreme 
Courts it has been held that no body of men 
having the power to regulate the charges of 
corporations can ever use that power to de- 
stroy them, but it has never been held that 
the power of taxation cannot be exercised 
with that effect. In fact, taxation itself is con- 
fiscation, pure and simple. 

There is no doubt that our Board of Equal- 
ization is an unconstitutional body, but it has 
never been so held, and I am considering it as 
a living and breathing entity. At present, 
therefore, it possesses the undisputed right to 
tax railroad property in this State to death. 
Mind you, it has no such right with other 
property, but with respect to railroads no 
Russian Monarch ever wielded a more abso- 
lute power. 

On the other hand, look at the Railroad 
Commission. This body consists of three 
men, elected as are the members of the State 
Board of Equalization, by districts. They 
possess legislative, judicial, and executive 
powers most despotic. They can make a 
schedule of rates of freight and fares, decide 
that it is just and enforce it. From their 
decrees there is no appeal. 

Now, The Wave submits, as a proposition 
plain to any mind, that where these two Com- 
missions meet there is destruction for railroad 
property. One may tax, and the other regu- 
late receipts, and combined the} - have all the 
power of a Roman Emperor. I have nothing 
to say as to the capacity of three men to make 
a schedule — a work that requires years of ex- 
perience and months of toil — but I have sup- 
posed that any three politicians whom the 
people might select would be capable of such 
a work. 

Here, then, are the conditions under which 
my esteemed " anti-railroad " contemporaries 
invite $50,000,000 to enter California. Do 
they think Eastern capitalists are fools ? Do 
they think that men with money do not con- 
sult lawyers and railroad-builders before they 
invest ? Do they think that with the absolute 
power of confiscation resting in the hands of 
two small groups of pot-house politicians (the 
evanescent froth, so to speak, of nominating 
conventions), that $50 000,000 or any other 
sum is going to enter this State and build a 
competing overland railroad ? 

But even if this were not so — even if we 
suppressed our blackmailing newspapers and 
demagogic politicians — on what basis would a 
new overland railroad enter into competition 
with the present lines ? The interest on $50,- 
000,000 would amount to $2,500000 per 
annum. This would have to be paid before a 
single man could be given his salary or a 
single ton of coal be paid for. It is not pre- 
tended that a new road would create business 
for itself. It could bring no more to Califor- 
nia for the present, at least, than is now con- 
sumed, nor carry away any more than is now 
produced. It would, as every thinking being 
knows, simply divide the business with the 
present railroads. 

What would it have to do in order to pay 
this interest and to live ? Enter into a pool with 
its competitors at once and increase overland 
rates. The greatest ass on earth ought to 
see this. To hold any other conclusion is 
simply to say that a new competing overland 
railroad would be governed by different rules 
of business than prevails with railroads every- 
where ebe on the globe. 

But even if The Wave did not believe that j 
the agitation now being fomented by its 1 
asinine contemporaries would be effectual in 
driving away the capital they profess so much 
to desire to come here, it can see other reasons 
whv it will result in injury to the State. 

The Southern Pacific is out of politics. I ' 

know these same newspapers will receive this 
statement with a chorus of jeers. But every 
man who has attended a local or State con- 
vention since Mr. Huntington took charge of 
that corporation, knows the statement to be 
true. It is easy enough to bawl about the 
"railroad hirelings" in this convention and 
the "iron hand of the Southern Pacific" in 
that one, but it is all a lie, and the men who 
have written that kind of stuff during the past 
two years know it well. It has been said that 
there is but one way to refute a lie — never 
contradict it; but in this instance I have 
departed from the rule in order to point this 
argument. The Southern Pacific, then, is out 
of politics. My esteemed contemporaries 
declare that it shall not stay out any longer 
than the meeting of the next Legislature. 

As a remedy for what they call the present 
" oppressive " and "grinding" policy of the 
Southern Pacific, they call on the people to 
abolish the Railroad Commission. They do 
not want that Commission abolished 
because it has no power to deal with the rail- 
road " oppressions " complained of, nor because 
there is no appeal from their decisions, nor 
because it is not elected by the people, nor for 
any other sensible reason, but because its 
members decline to combine with them to 
"cinch" the Southern Pacific. This is 
the proposition in a nutshell. If it is not, then 
my head is a cocoanut. 

The people elect the Railroad Commission. 
Why not appeal to them to choose men who 
will reduce the freights and fares of the cor- 
poration ? No; the purpose of abolition is to 
throw the whole question of railroad regula- 
tion back where it was prior to the adoption 
of the Constitution of 1879 — into the Legisla- 
ture. The operation of blackmailing the 
Southern Pacific is too slow as it is now con- 
ducted, and if it can be got back into the Leg- 
islature fat dividends can be declared every 
j two years. But let us see what the effect would 
be upon the State. 

I presume no man familiar with the legis- 
lation of California prior to the adoption of the 
Railroad Commission system will deny that 
attempts to regulate freights and fares in the 
Legislature always failed, and in failing deter- 
mined the fate of every other bill. If he does 
! his observation is at fault. Not only this. 
The .same abortive attempts made Governors, 
Senators, Congressmen, Mayors of cities, 
Sheriffs even, for every man ambitious of polit- 
ical preferment began by "fighting the rail- 
road " If he had any ability, the railroad 
soon took him into camp, and assisted him to 
attain his desires. 

In proof of 5his need The Wave cite his- 
tory ? It could give the names of many men 
now dead — resting in honored graves — who 
climbed to political power Upon this very 
ladder; but respect for the living forbids it. 
But what effect had all this on the business of 
the State ? It debauched the commonwealth, 
as every intelligent man knows. 

It is useless to talk about the Southern 
Pacific Company staying out of politics and 
permitting the legislative rascals at Sacra- 
mento to destroy it. It would have to organ- 
ize lobbyists and move, "sack" in hand, on 
the State capital. This might be fun for the 
legislators, who rejoice at opportunities to sell 
their votes, and for my esteemed contempo- 
raries, who would howl about the sales, but it 
would be a condition of affairs that every 
good citizen could not but contemplate with 

It may be asked by my esteemed contempo- 
raries why, if the Southern Pacific merely 
desires a fair chance to live, does it persist in 
seeing that only its friends get into the Rail- 
road Commission and upon the Board of 



Equalization ? That question ought to be 
answered by the character of the powers pos- 
sessed by those bodies. It is impossible to 
conceive of $200,000,000 in capital trusting 
itself to the tender mercies of eight ignorant 
politicians — for, be it remembered, these eight 
men acting together can, in a month, destroy 
the power of that $200,000,000 to earn a dol- 
lar of interest. 

The Wave never contemplates the prob- 
lems that have been solved by the organiza- 
tion of our railroad regulating and taxation 
system that it does not turn with interest to 
the history of the same problem in Iowa. A 
few years ago in that State the railroads were 
the subject of more bitter abuse than they 
have ever received here. The Legislature- 
took the complaints up and attempted to 
abate them. Failure followed failure, until 
the feeling ran so high that when railroad 
property fell under the hand of the fire fiend, 
in various towns, the firemen refused to save 
it. Things have never reached that pass in 
California. - 

The Iowa Legislature, finding it impossible 
to regulate the railroads by general laws, or to 
frame a schedule that would work, finally 
established a Railroad Commission. It was 
not a despotic body like ours, designed to 
" cinch " somebody, and which at once struck 
terror into the hearts of the railroad managers, 
but it was a judicial body, pure and simple — 
an honest railroad court.. Its decrees were 
appealable to the District, and then to the 
.Supreme Court. Its process was simple, 
and governed by the ordinary rules of law. A 
person with a grievance filed a complaint, 
which was demurrable. The law points set- 
tled, the corporation answered, and, the issues 
being joined, the case came on for trial. All 
this had to take place within ten days. 

The first decree of this Commission Was in 
favor of the railroads. It was not received 
with ignorant jeers and coarse abuse, as such 
a decision would be and has been received 
from Railroad Commissions in this State; but 
it was read and discussed, and finally declared 
to be right. The question involved was sim- 
ple. A shipper complained that a railroad 
running to Chicago in summer charged him 
twenty dollars a car and in winter eighty dol- 
lars. The railroad proved that in summer 
there was no traffic, and the shipper practi- 
cally fixed the rate; that in winter, when the 
heavy corn and wheat crops were going for- 
ward, the road was overwhelmed with busi- 
ness, and competition among shippers fixed 
the rate. 

The history of Iowa shows that the decrees 
of this Commission, composed %f eminent law- 
yers, settled the question in that State. No 
attempt was made to fix a schedule, but the 
railroads were r.equired to conform their sched- 
ules to the decrees. In this way every com- 
plaint was adjusted and the last cause of 
conflict removed. Yet with this history before 
them, my esteemed contemporaries, who are 
now engaged in an attempt to "cinch" the 
Southern Pacific and prevent the construction 
of another overland railroad, would laugh at a 
project to establish such a body here. Noth- 
ing will answer their purpose except the pres- 
ent threatening system. 

I am free to say, and history in other States 
will prove the truth of it, that if our Railroad 
Commission was a court of original jurisdic- 
tion with limited powers, not only would the 
Southern Pacific permit the people to elect to | 
it whomevtr they pleased, but that corpora- 1 
tion would welcome the opportunity for a fair | 
hearing and would cheerfully abide by all the 
decrees rendered. So long as it is threatened t 
with absolute destruction, as at present, it can- , 
not avoid — in fact it would be the height of 

idiocy to avoid — taking every means to protect 

For these reasons, as I have already re- 
marked, Thk Wave deprecates the so-called 
anti-railroad agitation that is being fomented by 
my esteemed contemporaries. The California 
Traffic Association, organized by my friends, 
the merchants of San Francisco, to revive the 
c< mmerce of the port, is being led astray by 
the demagogues. The stagnation in trade is 
no more due to the " exactions " and " oppres- 
sion ". of the Southern Pacific Company than 
to the late eclipse of the moon. 

For ten years the interior has been growing at 
the expense of the city. Estimate the recent 
progress of Sacramento, Stockton, Napa, San 
Jose, Fre.Mio, and Los Angeles, all of whom 
ten years ago depended on this city for every- 
thing, and it is easy to tell where our trade 
has gone. The construction of the Northern 
Pacific took the North entirely from us. I 
Owing to the establishment by the Western 
Traffic Association of what are called the 
Eastern terminals, every large town in Califor- 
nia is now dealing with the East cheaper than ; 
they can deal here, while the fruit, wine, and 
wheat is going East and to sea without touch- 
ing San Francisco. This is all in obedience 
to the inexorable laws of the trade. How 
idle for the merchants of the Traffic Associa- 
tion to seek a remedy by employing Traffic 
Manager Leeds to howl at the Southern Pacific. 
Why do they not build ships, bring their 
goods here, and undersell the drummers of 
Chicago and New York who now swarm 
through the interior? The Wave might 
answer this question, but it would reflect on 
the intelligence and enterprise of the mercan- 
tile community, and I shall not do it. 

The Wave sincerely desires to see Cali- 
fornia prosper. I would that her fields might 
be perpetually weighed down with the golden 
wheat, that her orchards might continually 
groan and creak beneath their precious loads, 
and that her valleys might perennially run 
with wine, but I am convinced that I shall 
never realize such hopes until the present race 
of politicians, merchants, and newspaper edi- 
tors is dead. There is no hope for a city that 
is cursed with men who will not build, who 
will not create, who will not plan and exe- 1 
cute great enterprises, but who unitedly grum- 
ble and growl at the laws of trade and toil to 
tear down the things that others have built, 
planned, and created. 

Oh, that I might burn into the brain of 
ever} - intelligent man in California this one 
sentiment: Capital and enterprise go hand in 
hand with peace, security, and tranquility. 
Anel the demagogues who find their profit in 
arousing the passions of the ignorant masses 
only to sell them out, and the fat-witted edi- 
tors who ignore the logic of events and 
attempt to turn aside the laws of commerce, 
are the worst enemies of the State. 



1000 Van Nkss Avexck 

French, German and English Boarding and 
Day School lor Young Ladies an d Children. 

Number of pupils limited. 

The Twenty-Sixth leal will begin August 1, 1892. 

For particulars, address 

MME. B. ZISKA, M. A., Principal. 


Pupil of Signor Erratii, New York, Dr. Leopold Damrosch and 

George JamesWehb. New York. 


Will receive pupils for Voice Culture at Kohler & Chase's 

28-30 O'Farrell Street, 

Tius.lays and Fridays) l * *J *J £ !JJ- 

And is prepared to accept engagements for Concert and Oratorio. 

For Terms. Ktc , Call or Address 

Mine. Alice Waltz Grey, 

37S 15th St., East Oakland, Cal 

Teacher of Modern LAngtttgM in Mills*' College for the last five 
and one-half .years winlus to establish hersel! in San Francisco. 
I will receive pupils in private and in classes at 1810 Hyde St. 
Call between ll and 19 A. M. or 2 ami 3 P. M. 


Select Boarding t»nd Day School for Girls 


Sixteenth Year. F'ighteen Teachers. The next session will 

begin August ist, 1892. For illustrated catalogue, address Rev 
KmvARD B. Church, A. M. Principal. 



In important respects the most elegantly 
equipped School for Girls in America. Term 
begins August gth. Send for Chcular. 

Dr. Homkr B. Spkague, President. 


San Jose, California 

Forty second year 

Studies Resumed Monday, August 8th, '92 

Has resumed Instruction, 
705 mi-'.t St. 


Mr. Joseph Rceckel and Mme. E. C. 
Bo tried btVTfl removed their Vocal Con- 
servatory to theii new residence, 1429 Bash St.,belowVan Ness Ave 
where the} are making special ai rangements Tor evening tuition 

Cazader'o Hotel 

iinvnM \ mnm 


Terminus of the N. I*. C. R. K. 
The popular resort, fine scenery, drives, walks, redwoods, 
trout fishing, hunting and a delightful climate, etc., two trains 
daily each way — For Cazadero leave San Francisco 9 A. If, and 
5 P. M.; leave Cazadero 4 A. if., arrive San Franc-.sco 8:45 A. If,; 
leave Cazadero 1:45 P. If., arrive in San Francisco 6:15 P. M.; 
daily stage for Pt. Reno. Send for Circulars. C. F. BURNS. 


Avenue (over City of Paris) Rooms 34, 35, 36, 37, San Francisco, 
Cal. Commutation Ticket for Hair Cutting. $3. 00 worth for $2.^0. 
Open Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shampooing done With 
the latest Patent Washing and Drying Machines, Hair Dyeing 
and Bleaching also performed with care. Manufacturers ol 
Human Hair Goods. Take Elevator. 



ALIFDRNIA& Kearny.Sts. 



An elegant and efficacious com- 
pound for Chopped Hands, Face, or 
ai v Ko ij;huess of the Skin, renier- 
iiiK it Sott and Smooth, and allaying 
all irritation caused by exposure to 
the sun und wind. 

1 25 Cents Per Bottle. 

R I PANij TABULES " ~'umte # 

the stoma, h. livt-r aiidbowtUi, and* 
I'Unfv llie Hood; Hiv suit; 111 id uffec-* 
tual {the MSt lnedkiiie kuownforj 
indigestion, bilioUPUesH. headarlie, • 
01 msU] >at ion, dysinp.-ia, chronic f 
hv. r troubles, dynentery. bad com- J 
pb'xion.dirzine^s, offensive breath ^ 
and oil disorders of the ptomach,^ 
5 liver and bowels. One tahule frlres immediate- re-# 

♦ lief. Take one nt me.n! time. Sold by Pnicrpirts. 

♦ trinl hot [ le pent hv mail on receipt of 16 rents. ♦ 

♦ nil , A\S('H!'MT(*"ALCO.,10SpmceSt.,NewYork. • 

Madame A. M. NELSON 


Rooms 119-121, Fbelan Building, 3d Floor 





It should be a source of genuine pride to 
San Franciscans to know that in a surprisingly 
brief time a home industry has sprung up 
among them that has already grown to pro- 
portions that not only insure its permanent 
success, but place it in the front rank 
of commercial prominence. The firm of 
Wieland & Dinmore was practically un- 
known three months ago. To-day every man, 
woman, and child is familiar with the name 
and the article they manufacture — Dinmore's 
Soap — has become a household necessity. 
It is seldom in the history of infant indus- 
tries, no matter how promisingly or how well 
managed, that such stupendous strides in the 
direction of prosperity have been made in 
such brief time. It is likewise interesting to 
note the several causes to which this surpris- 
ing success is due, and in them may be found 
a lesson which it would be well for the pro- 
jectors of new enterprises to commit to 
memory. The first, the most forcible, and the 
clearest cause, is that the article they sell is the 
best that skill, enterprise, and money can turn 
out. Its manufacture is the result of broad 
experience, coupled with practically unlimited 
means. The next and practically as powerful a 
cause is the stability and standing of the firm of 
Wieland & Dinmore. The name of Wieland 
is, in itself, well "nigh a talisman of success. 
Coupled as it has been for years with one of 
the largest brewing plants of the United 
States, it is at once a guaranty of business 
integrity and excellence of the article offered. 
In addition to the prestige of the family name, 
Mr. Charles S. Wieland, the senior member of 
the firm, enjoys a personal popularity and a 
business standing that is unsurpassed. Mr. 
Wieland is a native son and one of the most 
active as well as popular members of the 

Mr. Walter R. Dinmore, whose distinctive 
name the soap bears, is deserving of the credit 
of having produced an article that has imme- 
diately endeared itself to every housewife. 
Mr. Dinmore is a chemist of undoubted skill 
and long experience, and in person superin- 
tends every detail of the manufacture of the 
soap at the works on Folsom and Nineteenth 

The arguments which have been advanced 
in the novel and broadcast advertising of Din- 
more's Soap are at once convincing and 
direct. It is claimed that the soap is abso- 
lutely free from any deleterious chemical ingre- 
dients, and is simply the result of the combi- 
nation of the best and most successful proper- 
ties of all other brands. It is further claimed 
that one bar of Dinmore's Soap will outlast 
three of any other make in durability, and 
that by its use one-half the labor and time 
required for a week's washing is saved. These 
two economies of labor and cost are powerful 
arguments to every housewife, and if one can 
judge by the sale of the soap since its intro- 
duction, they have been convincing. All that 
Wieland & Dinmore ask of the public is that 
they buy one cake of the soap and see for 
themselves if what is claimed is not fully 

And this plea for the popularity of the soap 
is that it is especially adapted to the washing 
of fine linens and laces, as it is said to wash 
"whiter" than any other, and to leave the 
garments in a condition of ideal freshness 
and purity with absolutely no damage to their 
texture, however fine. It would seem, indeed, 
that Dinmore's Soap will certainly succeed in 
"washing everything but morals and con- 
science," as is claimed for it. 

HOTEL VENDOME, san jose 

" <?a!ifort)ia's pauorit^ 5u/r\/r\er Resort." 
This Hotel is the mont commodious and comfortable in the country. With its charming grounds, beautiful drives 
proximity to Sau Francisco, elegant appointments, and unexcelled table, it is an ideal abiding place. 

Terms Reasonable GEORGE P. SNEhb, manager. 


The only First-class Hotel in Santa Cruz, anil the only Summer Resort on the Coast where MM lw found the Artist land and maiiiio 
view in America. New Dance Hall; Concerts and Hops arranged for throughout the season. Tennis Court and Croquet (.rounds, the 
finest on the Coast. Two minutes walk from railroad stations and steamship landing. Street cars pass the door. Free Bua to and 
from all trains. JOHN T. 8IILI.IVAN, Proprietor. 

EYAN'S POISON OAK SPECIFIC The Original Swain's Bakery 

A Preventive and Cure for Poison Oak. Perfectly free from any poisonous injrredt 
cuts. Its application is followed l>y immediate relief, and a few applications 
produce a cure. A Perfect Cure Guaranteed. 
It is also an excellent remedy for 
Chilblains, Itch, Cuts, Burns and Ulcers 
Price 60 Cents per Bottle 

prepay by q q HIGGINS, Druggist »•* Apothecary 

«<>:$ MONTGOM EKV ST., near Clay 


The Dinlnjr-room connected wiih our establishment offers 
the best Inducements to those who are in search of a quiet 
Elegantly appointed restaurant of undoubted excellence. 

Finest Wedding Cakes. 

Wedding Breakfasts a Specialty. 
Edward R Swain SWAIN BROTHERS Frank A. Swain 
213 Sutter Street, S. F. 

Incandescent Klectric Lamps lighted from our own plant. 

The Queen of Perfumes 



128 Post Street, San Francisco 

tUILililAITlS, DimO|MD & CO. 

Shipping and Commission Merchants 



ThoCnnaid Royal Mall Steamship Company; "Tim California 
Line of Clippers," from New York; '"I he Hawaiian Line of Pack 
eta;" The China Trade and Insurance Co. (L'di; The Italdwln Loco- 
motive Works. Steel Ralls and Track Material. 






Betuueen Stoekton and Grant Avenue 

Is the New Address of 


Fashionable Dress! Suit House 

(Formerly of 232-134 Taylor St.) 


|3F"Ready-maie suits of all 
descriptions, from $20 upwards. 

[^"Children's and Misses' suits 
a Specialty. 

E^"Mouming orders tilled in 
four hours. 

|^*Gowns and wrappers, im- 
ported and domestic. 

(^"Cloaks and Wraps of all 

tS^Suits made to order in 
twelve hours and perfect tit guaran- 

|3T'Cloaks and Wedding Trous- 
seaus made a specialty. 

|3F"Country orders made from 

tyHats furnished to match 

[^"Correspondence solicited. 

Ladies' Own Goods Hade Dp 



138 GEARY ST. 

Paeifie Gongress Springs 



TERMS: $2.50 Per Day, $12 to $14 Per Week. 

Stages connect at Los Gatos with Narrow Gauge 
Trains leaving San Francisco at 8:15 a. m. and 2:15 
p. M. 

Through tickets from either end, $2.25. 

A.. LLTSK & CO. 


Packers of the following celebrated brands : 




The German Savings and Loan Society 


For the half year ending June 30, 1892, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of five and one-tenth (5 l-10t per cent per annum 
on Term Deposits, and four and one-quarter (4 1-4| per cent, per 
annum on Ordinary Deposits, pa\able on and after Friday, July 
1, 1892. 

OEoRGE TOUKNY. Secretary. 

Loan Society, lot Montgomery St., cor. Sutter. — 
The Hoard of Directors declared a dividend for the term end- 
ing June 30, 1892, at the rate of five and one-fifth (5 1-5) 
per cent per annum on term deposits and four and one-third 
(4'/i) per cent per annum on ordinary deposits, free of taxes, 
and payable on and after July I, 1S92. 



Electro Deposit Dental Plates 

PATENTED FEB- BTMI 1880. and DEC- 31, 1389 

These plates are made by an entirely new process, by depositing 
chemically pure silver and gold directly upon the i Taster model. 
Its perfect accuracy of fit is thereby insured. Its advantage* (aside 
from the flu, arc its strength, cleanliness and absence of heating 
qualities, being far superior to the ill smelling, non-conducting, 
and, in some instances, injurious, rubber plates. 

Full and Partial Plates, saddle bridges and crowns can he 
made to perfection by this method. The most diihcul t cases are 
solicited by Dr. B. W aines, who has had much experience In 
this work, and has met with ureat success, and takes pleasure in 
recommending it to those desiring the best artific al denture that 
rt and science can produce. 

B. W. HAINES, 1J D. S- 

MANUFACTURER, Sole Right of California. 
14 GRANT AVE., over City of Paris, SAN FRANCISCO 

The illustrations of the double page supple- 
ment this week are intended to give some idea 
of what is all in all the most notable improve- 
ment in any suburban section that has so far 
been carried out in this decade. The enter- j 
prise of some half-dozen intelligent and far- 
seeing Oakland and San Francisco business 
men has created a suburb with all the advan- 
tages and improvements of the city within the 
short space of two years, out of what was in 
reality but an unimproved tract of country 
1-nd, albeit a very pretty one. 

The advantages of Piedmont Heights as 
a residence section has long been known, but 
they had only been contemplated afar off on 
account of the lack of transportation facilities. 
The opening cf the Piedmont Cable Railroad, 
extending from the heart of Oakland, has 
placed this beautiful region within easy dis- 
tance of San Francisco, a fact which many of 
her business men are beginning to appreciate. 
This is one of the best conducted cable lines 
in the country, perfect in construction and 
equipment, and extensions are contemplated 
which will make it a very important system 
to the suburban resident in a short time. 

Other great enterprises planned and carried 
out by the same syndicate are the Piedmont 
Baths, which is unquestionably the finest 
bathing plant in the United States, and Blair 
Park, a pleasure ground of immense size and 
wonderful natural attractions. 

It is not too much to say that in the com- 
bined directions of recreation and general pub- 
lic improvement the projectors of these enter- 
prises have produced a greater result already 
than has ever been attempted by any local 
syndicate. And the realization of their plans 
is as yet almost in embryo. 

A ride over the Piedmont cable road will 
convince the intelligent reader of this fact bet- 
ter than any description can, and he will have 
had a delightful pleasure excursion into the 


This is an eighteen-acre subdivision, along 
the line of the Piedmont Cable, about midway 
between the City of Oakland and Piedmont 
Heights. It is the property of J. H. T. 
Parkinson, of the Contra Costa Water Com- 
pany, who has made its care a labor of love 
almost. Some very nice residences have been 
erected here, including those of C. H. P. 
Buck and Mrs. Hawley. . 

Mr. Parkinson also oans the Boine tract, 
adjoining this one, the old wagon road from 
Lake Merritt to Piedmont being the dividing 

Lots in this tract can be secured on very 
advantageous terms, on application to the 
owner at 458 Eighth Street, Oakland. 


has solved the problem of the water supply 
of this most important region. 

This is not the first improvement for which 
Oakland is indebted to the far-seeing intelli- 
gence of that most enterprising citizen, Win. 
J. Dingee, Esq. 

It had long been the belief that water 
existed on these heights. Persistent energy 
and the investment of nearly $200,000 have 
been necessary to develop it, and to-day the 
Company owns a perfect plant, the equal of 
its size of any in the United States. 

The sole projector and backer of the enter- 
prise is Mr. Dingee, and he has joined with 

him a few of his more intimate business asso- 

Work was begun less than a year ago, and 
the Company now has completed five great 
cement-lined reservoirs, with a combined 
capacity of 20,000,000 gallons. Work on the 
mains is being pushed, and they are now laid 
as far as Twenty-fourth Street, on the line of 
the Piedmont Cable Railroad. 

The source of supply is a subterranean 
river located in the Piedmont hills, to tap 
which there are three tunnels completed, the 
highest being at an elevation of 1400 feet 
above the sea level. It is estimated there is 
a water supply here, and that of the purest 
quality, equal to the needs of a great city, and 
it is needless to say that, in its present hands, 
everything connected with this enterprise will 
be of the highest standard. 

The officers and incorporators of the com- 
pany are Win. J. Dingee, President; W. F. 
Boardman, Vice-President; E. H. Benjamin, 
Secretary; Geo. D. Metcalf and E. G. Vin- 


is one of the most important tracts along the 
line of the Piedmont Cable Road. Splendidly 
situated close to the city (Oakland) with every 
advantage of pure air and delightful sur- 
roundings, the rapid sales of the past twelve 
months are sufficient evidence of its value as 
a residence location. There have been more 
sales on this subdivision than any other sub- 
urban property, and beautiful residences are 
rapidly going up. The neighborhood bids 
fair to be one of the most select and de- 
lightful in Oakland. Linda Vista Terrace 
is as beautiful a bit of hill and dale as can be 
found within a twenty-four hours' ride of San 
Francisco. There are but comparatively few 
lots left, and the surprise is that they are still 
offered so low and on such very liberal terms. 
E. A. Heron at Broadway and Eleventh 
Streets, Oakland, is the owner of this prop- 

WELLS FARGO & f,0. banking mpartment 

Cash Capital and Surplus, - - $6,000,000 


Lloyd Tevi*, President Jso. J. Valentine, VIee-Pres. 

Iceland Stanford Charles F. Crocker J. C Fargo 
Oliver Eldrid^-e Geo. E. Gray W. F. Goad Wm. Norris 
U. Wadswoktu, Cashier 
Keceive deposits, issue litters of credit, and transact 
a general banking business. 


the uehdinc Qnmplpvinn Specialist 

Ladies, remember that this i* the ^ea8ou for fvi me. Rupperr 3 
Bieaeh. Do not neglect to take with y..u for use while at the 
seashore to prevent Freckles, Tan and Sunburn. 

Gentlemen suffering frum any blemish of the skin, I recom- 
mend t e use of Bleaah, as well as to ladies. Call or send C centa 
for particulars. 

Goods sent to any address on receipt of price: One Bot tie 
$2.00, 3 bottles Jfi.Ou. 







Trains leave and are due to arrive at SAN FKANCISCO 

From July 1, 1892. 


7.00 a m Benicia, Rumsey, Sacramento 7.15 p m 

7.30 a m Haywards, Niles and San Jose "12.15 p m 

7.30 a m Martinez, San Ramon, Calistoga and 

Santa Rosa 6.15 p m 

6.00 a m Sacramento and Redding via Davis. 7.15 p in 

8.00 a m First and second class for 0„den and East, 

and first class locally 9.45 p m 

8.30 a m Niles, San Jose, Stockton. lone, Sacra- 
mento, Marysville, Oroville and Red 

Bluff 4.45 p m 

9.00 a m Sunset Route, Atlantic Express, Santa 
Barbara. Los Angeles, Deming, El Paso 

New Orleans and East S.45 p 

•9.00 a m Stockton and Milton *8.15 p m 

12.00 m Haywards, Niles and Livermore 7.15 p m 

•1.00 p m Sacramento River Steamers *9.00 p m 

1.30 p m Vallejo and Martinez 12.45 p m 

3.00 p m Haywards, Niles and San Jose 9.46 a m 

4 00 pm Martinez, San Ramon, Stockton, Lodi, 

Merced and Fresno 9. 45 a m 

4.00 p m Vallejo, Calistoga, El Verano and Santa 

Rosa 9.45 a m 

4.30 p m Benicia, Vacaville, Sacramento 10.45 a m 

4,30 p m Woodland and Oroville 10.45 a m 

*4.30 p m Niles and Livermore *8.45 a m 

6.30 p m Los Angeles Express, Fresno, Bakersfield, 

Santa Barbara and Los Angeles 8.45 a m 

6.30 p m Sante Fe Route, Atlantic Express for 

Mojave and East 8.45 a m 

6.00 p m Haywards, Niles and San Jose 7.45 a in 

Niles and San Jose t6.15 p m 

•6.00 p m Suncl and Livermore 

6.00 p m Ogden Route, Atlantic Express, Ogden 

and East 9.15 a m 

17.00 p m Vallejo 18.45 p m 

7.00 p m Shasta Route Express, Sacramento, Marys- 
ville, Redding, Portland, Puget Sound 

and Ea8t 8.15 a m 


17.45 a. m. Sunday Excursion Train for Newark, San 
Jose, Los Gatos, Felton, Big Trees and 

Santa Cruz 18.05 p. m 

8.15 a m Newark, CenterviHe, San Jose, Felton, 

Boulder Creek and Santa Cruz 6.20 p m 

•2.15 p m CenterviHe, San Jote, Almaden, Felton, 

Boulder Creek and Santa Cruz *10.50 a m 

4.45 p m CenterviHe, San Jose, Los Gatos 

Saturday and Sunday to Santa Cruz 9.50 a rD 

COAST DIVISION (Third and Townsend Sts.) 

*7.00 a m San Jose, Almaden and Way Stations *2.38 p m 

17.30 a m Monterey and Santa Cruz Sunday Excur'n J8.28 p m 

8.15 a m San Jose, Gilroy, Tres Pinos, Pajaro, 

Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pacific Grove, 
Salinas, San Miguel, Paso Robles and 
Santa Margarita (San Luis Obispo) and 

Principal Way Stations 6.10 p m 

}9.30 a m "Sunday Excursion" Train to Menlo 

Park and Way Stations (2.45 p m 

10.37 a m San Jose and Way Stations 5.03 p m 

12 15 p m Cemetery, Menlo Park and Way Stations. 3.30 p m 
*2.30 p m San Jose, Tres Pinos, Santa Cruz, Salinas, 
Monterey, Pacific Grove and Principal 

Way Stations *10.37 a m 

*3.30 p m Menlo Park, San Jose and Principal Way 

Stations *9 47 a m 

•4.30 p m Menlo Park and Way Stations *8.06 a m 

6.16 p m San Jose and Way Stations 8.48 a m 

6.30 p m Menlo Park and Way Stations 6.36 a m 

til. 45 p m Menlo Park and Principal Way Stations.. 17 30 p m 

* Sundays excepted. t Saturdays -only. 1 Sundays only. 


San Francisco and North Pacific Railway 

San Francisco to San Rafael. 

Week Days— 7:40, 9:20, 11:20 a. m.; 30, 3:30, 5.05, 6:20 r. m. 
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Tbongh the summer season is now at its 
height and the average girl is so well equipped 
with costumes for all occasions that it would 
seem she could not find an excuse to visit her 
modiste, or even glauce at a fashion paper for 
at least three months to come, yet she is as] 
insatiate for new ideas as ever — ready to 
remodel her prettiest frock upon the slightest 
provocation. But to be quite frank, new ideas 
for summer costumes are at a premium just at 
present All the summer importations in 
dresses, wraps, and millinery have been duly 
received and exhibited, and the unsold arti- 
cles can now be purchased for a third or fourth 
the original price; but beware of these bar- 
gains, and remember that though an article 
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hampered as she is on one hand by the heavy 
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by long skirts and low shoes. Now, we must 
accept the former, but the latter can be reme- 
died and in this way. 

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the ankle and knee should be made of some 
material heavy enough to do away with the 
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dust and burs, and consequently are most suit- 
able. Four breadths would be required; the front 
one slightly gored and having either two wide 
or six narrow tucks running lengthwise to 
within six inches of the bottom of the skirt: 
the fullness should be gathered- into the nar- 
rowest possible space at the back of the waist 
band; the hem on the bottom should not be 
over three or four inches in depth, as even a 
few inches in these heavy materials add much 
to the weight. Low tan shoes can be 
worn, and leggins reaching to the knee 
made of light leather or the same material 
as the skirt if jeans or awning be chosen; 
these, of course, button up the side; a light 
cotton shirt waist, tan leather belt, and a wide 
brimmed sailor hat would complete a jaunty 
and appropriate costume. Of course, it would 
cause almost any girl a pang to lay aside even 
for an hour a daintily beribboned India silk or 
organdie for anything so stubbornly common 
sense as the garments suggested, but if that 
prejudice could only be laid aside with the 
frills, and a good long walk of three or four 
miles at the least taken by our girls every 
morning, we would be rewarded by the sight of 
brighter eyes, fresher complexions, and 
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San Jose, July 14th. Dear Wave: — A new society 
has been formed here, within the past week. It is the 
S. F. P. P. Society, which means, " Society for the 
Protection of Poys and Young Men from the Advances 
of Girls and the Vengeance of Irate Mammas." The 
immediate occasion was the castration of an exem- 
plary young man by a mamma who could not con- 
trol her daughter. At last the youths realize their 
danger. If they fail to respond to the attentions of 
the girls, they are called stupid and cold; if they recip- 
rocate there hangs the horse whip, and Al declares 
that a whole lot of damages won't make him forget 
the bruises. It is almost another case of Scylla and 

The latest fad in dress, here, is red shoes on large 
women. Painful, isn't it ? I saw a pair the other day 
that reminded me of a headlight on a locomotive. 
The young lady had a handsome face, but good sense 
ought to have taught her to wear black shoes. 

Mrs. W affects the red, but to her credit only 

in the house and with proper costume. 

"Aunt Mary Dan" has a bran new rig, " English, 
you know," anil fine enough for the Queen — room 
for a lot of us, and as " Aunt Mary " knows a horse, 
she drives gocd ones, so we are all anxious for a seat 
in the brake. I am going up there early this week to 
call. I always loved Aunt Mary. 

Georgie is down at Santa Cruz. She is one of the 
most agreeable girls in this town, and it is a mysterv 
to me that she remains single. 

" Bobby " and Rilly have been doing escort duty to 
a lot of ladies. It is good practice for the boys, for 
girls are not so exacting in their earlier youth as 
later, and the lads will be well trained by the time the 
season opens. 

The Spencers are in Santa Cruz. Grace has her 
saddle horse, and between riding and swimming she 
will make time fly. 

Cora is off with Dave's mamma. We are all waiting 
for our cards, for the Edwards will do the handsome 
thing by Cora. They can afford it. 

Miss Calhoun is now "Rocked in the cradle of the 
deep," all through the generosity of the Mercury. 
We await her letters impatiently. 

If anything happens this week, a whipping, a wed- 
ding, or an elopement, I'll tell you. Babbler. 


Sacramento. July 5th. Dear Wave: — There is 
absolutely nothing going on; everyone who is lucky 
enough to get away for a few weeks is rushing around 
in the all important work of getting ready, while 
those less fortunate are waiting, Micawber-like, for 
something to " turn up." " A word to the wise " has 
been sufficient. It is not the first time that "Nina" 
has been hearkened to; in other words, the "Un- 
dines" have followed the advice given them, and 
have made up some parties for rowing. I was one of 

the number who went last Tuesday. Minnie C 

has a friend visiting her and it was gotten up in her 
honor; it takes a stranger in our midst to stir up the 
boys, but now, that they are started, I hope they will 

continue in well doing Will C was extremely 

blast, and talked of nothing but his trip to "Del 
Monte," and his proximity to the charming widow at 
the picnic. 

Lucy is a very attractive girl and looks particularly 
well in light dresses; why is she not at Monterey? 
I suppose the family will occupy their cottage at 
Pacific Grove this summer, as in former years. Mrs. 
Wright is also with us still; she expects to go to Castle 
Crags in August. 

The weather has been so delightfu'ly cool that no 
one has found it necessary to leave. The Bontes and 
Woods go to Big Meadows this week. With Mrs. 
H away and the other members of their set scat- 
tered. Soda Springs will seem deserted. 

There was a concert last week given for the choir of 
the Episcopal Church; Emma sang, something unusual 
for her, and the new man, as well as all the other 
stand-bys; it was very good, and the singers very 
obliging in the matter of encores. Mrs. Harrison is 
paying her usual summer visit to her family, and 

looks as sweet as when she was Fannie T ; why 

does not her sister imitate her manner ? 'twould be a 
great improvement. 

The concert last Sunday evening was very largely 
attended, but goodness! wasn't it cold? I had 110 idea 
of going, but started out to take a walk, when I saw 
" Dollie " standing on a corner looking pensively up 
and down the street; poor fellow! his "occupation's 
gone " with both young ladies away. We went to the 
concert, where I saw any number of people I knew; 
truly, these affairs are the only form of amusement we 
have; there has been nothing at the theatres or any 
other place, in consequence of which I am bored to 
death; and-, for fear you may be also, will bring my 
letter to an end. Yours, Nina. 

I. os Angeles, July 14th. Dear Wave: — Nearly 
all of our Society people have packed their trunks 
and gone to the seaside. Santa Monica opened up in 
fashionable array on the second everybody was there. 
The band played on the veranda of the Arcadia, and 
the ocean kept time to the musical strains, in its inces- 
sant splash against the shore, and the night was a glori- 
ous one. Colonel Chadbourne, of San Prancisco, was 
there, and may remain all summer. 

There is a deadly rivalry between the Santa Monica 
and Redondo beaches. Of course, the new hotel at 
the latter place makes it very attractive. I saw Cap- 
tain Geo. Ainsworth on Spring Street the other day. 
He is looking rugged and bronzed, and speaks of his 
new hotel with great pride. 

Our would-be Ed Greenway, the dashing Henry 

J . is getting his social tactics in line at Redondo. 

The tall and handsome Lieutenant C , with his 

pretty blonde wife, is settled comfortably at this 

Long Beach is the place for a good quiet rest. Mrs. 

W , with the golden hair, has a cottage there, and 

Fred F , just from college, sports his new yachting 

suit along the beach every day. C. V. D takes his 

morning canter there, and Dr. F is often seen at 

the Seaside Inn. Next week all the dilfttaktt will 
hie themselves to this resort for the Chautauqua 

But Catalina Island is tkt resort. All the gallant 
Knights Templar went over there on the Fourth, and 

what a gay time they had ! Sir Henry L , the 

would-be politician, was in camp. Colonel T of 

the Governor's staff, put in an appearance, and Judge 
H was at the hotel. 

We have been very much agitated over educational 
matters. About fifty of our lady teachers were to be 
dismissed from public school service, and such ugly 
rumors were afloat that the members of the Board of 
Education got scared and reinstated them all. It is 
said that the "girls" were too old, and all the mem- 
bers of the Board are young and good-looking. One 

of the teachers, MissS , is a Christian Scientist, and 

four of the Board members are M. D.'s, so there was a 
conflict on the score of mateiia medico. 

Some one has said that there are more women in 
Los Angeles with bank accounts than there are men in 
Heaven. Be that as it may, certain it is that the 
women here are both independent and industrious. 
Drop into one of the Women's Exchange meetings 
on a Friday morning, and you will hear some good, 
Straight, business-like talk. 

I saw Eva C on the street last week. How she 

hates Los Angeles ! Cora V and Mamie B like 

it. Cora's husband is one of our best judges, but they 
seldom go into Society. 

I wish that our prominent Society girl with the 
white hair would dress in better taste. Some one mis- 
took her, the other day, for a second girl out for an 

airing, and B is the laughing stock of all the boys. 

And such swell people, too ! 

Ada D writes from Boston that orchids are all the 

rage now for bridal bouquets. They ought to try our 
Spanish Bayonet, not the deadly weapon, but that 
curious white flower we get from Azusa. K. 



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Owing to the necessary preparations 
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Oakland, July 14th. Dear Wavk :— When that 
dreadful powder explosion occurred Saturday morn- 
ing, the question, "What is it?" was answered by 
geiiial Harry Houghton who said, "Don't know, 
unless Cleve Dam is at large again with his cannon." 
Poor Cleve ! It is, to say the least, a trifle unkind 
to attribute all the mischief in this dull place to his 
inventive powers. But wasn't it awful? I'm trying 
to persuade papa that only a trip to the Islands will 
restore my lost eneigy. Speaking of the Islands, 
reminds me that, while'judge Henshaw and partv are 
enjoying the data far niente of a visit to the Kanaka 
Kingdom, Grace is rusticating at home. It is too bad 
that he went without her, but a man's brain must have 
recreation, I suppose. I often wonder if it wouldn't 
be just as well for the mammas to take an occasional 
outing, and leave the little ones to the tender mercies 
of some one else. Hetty always does, and the babies 
get along just as well. A. A. Moore took his wife and 
Ethel. Poor Bob Fitzgerald also tore himself away 
from the fascinations of this place. How did he 
manage to do it ? 

Did you see that horrid article in one of the papers 
about the Stones? Surely they don't carry their 
luncheon all the way from San Leandro? I can't give 
it credence. Why, dear, that would be almost as 
preposterous as a certain Society youth who carries 
his in a little satchel to San Francisco every day. 

The only social event of last week was the wedding 
of pretty, womanly Alice Bayley and Fred Torry. All 
of the arrangements were too pretty and sweet for 
anything. The bridesmaids, Leila and Mabel .Steven- 
son, wore lovely pink gowns, and Katberine Bennison, 
the maid of honor, was attired in white, and Alice 
never looked so well as in her wedding gown, at least 
Fred said so. Lou Brech was there and was as beauti- 
ful as a dream. She had on the same white gown in 
which she appeared as maid of honor at Sam's wel- 
ding. One of our song-birds, Carrie Northy-Roma, 
will leave us the latter part of this month, as she 
contemplates marrying a Nebraska youth. It is to be 
hoped that he will teach her the art of dressing in a 
becoming manner. She will be missed by the music 
lovers, as she is a bright little girl and manages to 
keep matters in a whirl when she is around. 

Isn't it my misfortune not to be on that hunting 
trip with Tom ? I felt that some one would get there, 
and, perhaps, cause me to lose the chance of winning 
Edson Adams. Now, what girls do you . suppose are 
making their headquarters at Tom Prather's ranch ? 
None other than Nannie and Laura. Of course, it is 
natural that the girls should occasionally visit the 
ranch, but it does seem strange that Tom always has 
them go when the Adams boys are somewhere in the 
vicinity of Montague. He might have extended the 
invitation to me. 

What do you think of the latest escapade of one of 
our belles? Prepare for a shock ! This certain girl, 
of whom I speak, attended a place of amusement in 
San Francisco, not long ago, and had for her escort a 
certain youth, who is supposed to be wealthy. They 
missed the last boat, and she, not caring to arouse any 
of her friends at that late hour, insisted upon awaiting 
the departure of the tug that brings the morning 
papers to this side, and, had any one been in the 
neighborhood of Oak Street oil this morning of which 
I speak, he would have been a witness to the return of 
this same bewitching damsel. 

The Uphams,- also little Grace Play tor, have 
returned from their Alaska trip. They had < 
delightful time and say that there was not an objec 
tionable person on board. Yours, Prou-Frou. 

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The picture that adorns the cover this week is that 
of a gentleman who is probably known personally to 
more Democrats and Republicans in the State than 
almost any other man. Max Popper's selection as 
Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee 
gave him the prominent position in his party that his 
abilities as a leader entitled him to, and that his cam- 
paign will be a success there can be no doubt. Thk 
Wave has every confidence in Mr. Popper's political 
ability and integrity; he is a clever business man, a 
good friend, and a gentleman, 


THE DEL MONTE SEASON, if later than 
last year, promises to continue longer and , 
prove gayer. The nucleus of the San Fran- 
cisco crowd is already there, and a number of 
very delightful Eastern people have blended 
interests with it in the common pursuit of 
amusement. The band plays morning, noon, 
and night, and the weather averages within a 
few fractions of perfection. There's just aj 
touch of fog at respectable interv als as a form 
of artistic relief to the prevailing azure of the 
sky and pervading ambience of the air. 
Besides atmospheric attractions, one must not 
forget to mention the chair cars which have 
absolutely revolutionized travel through the 
valley. Whoever has made the Saturday 
afternoon trip knows its pleasures are purely 
abstract. Between the narrow seats and the 
stifling heat it seemed a species of purgatorial 
preface to the charms of Del Monte. 

* * * 

The Saturday night hop last week was quite 
a gay affair. The guest list has been re-en- 
forced by a delegation of bright Eastern men 
and girls who are apparently not afraid to 
trip the light fantastic, Of course, there was 

ample room on the floor, but the state of affairs 
wherein a waltzing couple figured as a species 
of oasis seems to be of the past. Some beau- 
tiful costumes were displayed, among them 
those of Miss Hager and Mrs. Sharon. To do 
their confections the justice the art displayed 
deserves is beyond me. The effect was charm- 
ing. Mrs. Janin looked superb in black, 
Mrs. Hastings was irresistible in the palest of 
lavender, Miss Childs, Miss Chabot, and Miss 
Cunningham all wore very pretty gowns. 

* * * 

A Chicago girl, Miss Dalzell, was one of the 
belles, and Miss Holmes, in pale blue, was 
another. Among the Eastern people sojourn 
ing at Del Monte just now, Miss Dickerson 
attracts the most attention. She is a tall girl, 
stylish, with a fine figure, and an interesting 
type of face. Among the lady swimmers she 
easily bears off the palm. She is the daughter 
of Commodore Dickerson of New York, 
whose name is so intimately connected with 

' * * * 

On Thursday evening of last week a small 
german was danced in the ballroom. Miss 
Hager led a series of pretty figures, and I am 
told the participants displayed some very 
handsome costumes. Besides, there have been 
subsidiary hop« picnics, and drives in sufficient 
number to keep the gathermg in circulation. 
In fact, there have been such substantial addi- 
tions to the crowd of young people that the 
complaints of dullness are no longer heard. 
About the Country Club there is little new to 
lie added. The demand for rooms exceeds the 
available accommodations, and I should advise 
those who have not yet applied, and who are 
determined to be present, to look out for 
rooms at Monterey. 

last Saturday night, was a brilliant success. 
The centre of a grove of redwoods near J. P. 
Harrold's camp made an admirable ring, a 
segment of the circle opening on the roadway 
being curtained off with portieres. Scores of 
Japanese lanterns supplied illumination, their 
arrangement being specially artistic. Some 
eighty guests formed an appreciative audi- 
ence for one of the most amazing perform- 
ances ever given out of a lunatic asylum. 
Willis Polk, in white satin tights, high boots, 
and a full dress coat, was ring master. Mr. 
Beckett and Mr. Fay were excellent clowns, 
Miss Miller, the Hawaiian nightingale, wear- 
ing a skirt composed of 100 sheets of tissue- 
paper paste/1 on a single string, rode an un- 
tamed hobby-horse. 

* * * 

Miss Gertrude Hopkins (engaged), a very 
pretty blonde maiden, imitated the "peerless 

equestrienne" of Sells', and Fritz Gamble, 
Samoa's greatest barebacked rider, gave an 
exhibition of prowess on the back of a wooden 
steed that defies description. The culmination 
of the fun was reached in Mr. Harrold's rag 
doll dance. He was costumed as a performing 
poodle insufficiently shaved and inefficiently 
stuffed. He protruded where obtrusion was 
inaccurate, and lacked covering in the most 
obvious quarters. Four assistants conveyed 
him into the ring and then followed a series of 
contortions that threw the audience into con- 
vulsions. Besides these there was rope walk- 
ing by the world's most intrepid and daring 
tight-rope walker, card tricks, and mind read- 
ing by the ring master and confederates, banjo 
playing by Dan Polk, and violin solos by 
Nathan Landsberger. 

* * * 

The programme is a curiosity. Printed on a 
half sheet of yellow paper, it abounded in neat 
hits and unique advertisements. The con- 
cluding announcement conveyed the infor- 
mation, "This scenery was designed in a 
lucid moment of one of his most brilliant aber- 
rations by the world-famed and justly-re- 
nowned architect, Willis Polk." In fact, so 
great a success was the affair, that I under- 
stand they are talking about having an amateur 
circus in Oakland. Among the bright youth- 
lings of that burg are many with the type of 
histrionic talent requisite for such an effort, 
and I am sure their performance would be 
worth seeing. One scheme is well under way, 
and some charity or other is to reap the 

* * * 

WHILE I AM disinclined to believe the 
members of the Cosmos Club would willingly 
merge the identity of their institution with 
that of the Bohemian, still there is a great 
deal to be said in favor of the project. Some 
months ago the members subscribed several 
thousand dollars to relieve the institution of a 
floating debt that had for some time proved a 
drag. That is something, however, that can 
hardly be repeated. The truth is that the 
Cosmos requires about sixty more members 
than it boasts at present in order to give it an 
income liberal enough to meet requirements. 
What chance has it to obtain them against the 
Bohemian Club whose new building will soon 
be under way. 

* * * 

I know the Directors and officers of both 
institutions deny there is anything in the 
rumor of a possible consolidation. It is true, 
however, that certain prominent members of 
the Cosmos have seriously discussed the idea 
with equally influential Bohemians. The 
Post Street institution has just passed a reso- 
lution advancing the membership limit from 



600 to 800. If it were to acquire the Cosmos, 
at least 160 of the increased total would be 
obtained at a swoop. Of course there would 
be objections, for the Cosmos has a certain 
identity that those who have built it up would 
be loath to sacrifice. Its clubhouse has been 
made eminently comfortable, the grillroom is 
in full swing. 

* * * 

In fact, so far as quarters are concerned the 
Cosmos offers every luxury. Of course, it 
does not indulge in "jinks," and the days of 
a new building are very far off. However, 
there is no danger of aught being done in a 

* * * 

THE BOHEMIAN CLUB has a new Vice- 
President. Some months ago Ed. Hamilton 
resigned, ostensibly because he was unable to 
devote to the institution the time the duties of 
the place required. The fact was, however, 
that both he and Mr. Stafford, who gave his in 
at the same time, were disgusted with the 
manner the Board had treated Lansing Mizner. 
The resignations were not accepted; Gerberd- 
ing^/<7/. protested, expostulated, without avail. 
They were not withdrawn. Finally, after 
long waiting, General W. H. L. Barnes was 
appointed in Hamilton's place and R. I. 
Woods to the vacancy in the Directorate. 

* * * 

The prospects are that the midsummer jinks 
will be held under the Club's own redwoods 
this August. Negotiations for the purchase 
of the fifty acres near Mill Valley are proceed- 
ing most satisfactorily. It is really a magnifi- 
cent property, admirably adapted for that or 
any other purpose, and it can be protected 
from brush fires or other disagreeable charac- 
teristics of that region, without a large outlay. 
Henry Gillig has offered the Club an advance 
of $5000 to make the first payment. The pro- 
ject of purchase will be broached to the col- 
lected membership at the coming jinks, and it 
is anticipated that the exuberance incident to 
the occasion will cause the capitalists to come 

* * * 

The Concordia Club's theatre night is fail 
accompli. At a recent meeting, the Directors 
decided on the desirability of giving the prop- 
osition a trial, and have selected Friday, 
August 19th, to commence. For six succes- 
sive weeks the clubhouse will be opened to 
the lady friends of the members, and after the 
performance at the theatre they may partake 
of supper. The scheme seems to have met 
with approval, and the chances are that in 
future the Concordia will be well represented 
of a Friday night at all the temples of Thespis. 

* * * 

THE UNIVERSITY CLUB is converting 
the basement story of its Sutter Street house 
into a reception and dining-room for ladies. 
It is quite an undertaking, as something that 
almost approaches reconstruction is necessary. 
Page Brown has the work in hand and he 
purposes decorating the new apartments in a 
manner befitting their purpose. A light and 

graceful design will prevail. Some time must 
elapse before the rooms are ready, but by the 
opening of the winter's gaieties I presume the 
Club will be ready to give an opening ball or 
festivity. In addition, the wide corridor that 
opens into the billiard-room is being converted 
into a snuggery. 

* * * 

A large tiled fireplace occupies an entire 
corner opposite the foot of the stairs. The 
change will certainly add to the attractiveness 
of that quarter of the clubhouse. 

* * * 

The Olympic Club will have on exhibition, 
to-day the sketch in plaster of " The Run- 
ner," by Kuhne Beveridge. The work is 
said to be quite artistic, and the young sculp- 
tress has been warmly commended for it. A 
heroic size bronze statue will be made of it, 
and will be exhibited at the World!s Fair. 

* * * 

NO ONE COMPLAINS of dullness at Santa 
Cruz There is a variety of incident to supply 
conversation, and of entertainment to pass the 
time. The latest sensation is a wealthy 
widow who passes the afternoon driving up 
and down the beach in her own carriage. 
Quite a companionable personage in her way, 
it appears her matrimonial experience was a 
matter of but three months, and concluded a 
trifle over three weeks ago. After nightfall, 
she reverts to the beach and wanders in 
contemplation of the waves till midnight. 
United with these pleasing characteristics is a 
manner charmingly familiar and a graceful 
generosity that has made her most popular 
with the men. 

The future intentions of this most interest- 
ing of widows do not, I believe, include a 
husband, but are concerned with a trip to the 
Holy Land, where she purposes uniting relig- 
ion and pleasure as instructively as a fortune 
of several hundreds of thousands will admit. 
Her costumes are pronouncedly sable, and 
the proximity of her bereavement is empha- 
sized by the portentous magnitude of her cap. 

* * * 

Jeremiah Lynch gave a breakfast at the 
Casino to the Arques, Robinsons, Carrolls, 
Enrights, and Murphys on Saturday. The 
tables were spread on the broad balconies that 
overlook the blue waters of the bay. The chef, 
who is an artist, served a delicious menu, and 
every one had a jolly time. On Monday the 
same party was treated by Colonel Moorehead 
to an excursion to the Big Trees. Besides 
these events there have been a variety of 
smaller affairs that have more than made the 
time fly. 

* * * 

Mrs. D. M. Delmas entertained quite a 
number of young people at her comfortable 
and very spacious cottage on Beach Hill, last 
Saturday evening, and on Sunday morning she 
took a party of sixteen over to the Casino for 
breakfast. A charming repast was served, and 
afterwards all adjourned to Phelan Park, 

Richardson Si Robbins' Plum Pudding — A Delicious 

where the afternoon was delightfully spent. 
A swim in the surf was the climax of the 
day's enjoyment. On Sunday night Mrs 
Delmas entertained a smaller party. After 
dinner Mrs. McGavin and Miss Delmas sang 
and played a variety of vocal and intrumental 

* * * 

One by one the select cortege of ushers who 
went to Chicago to grace the nuptials of 
Frank Carolan and Miss Pullman are return- 
ing homeward. It is presumed they had in 
the Windy City a very ornate time and that, 
as the guests of the sleeping car magnate 
were given the freedom not only of the new 
mansion but of Illinois and its railroa J s. 
Whisper it not in Gath, but I am told they 
were given the privilege of entertaining them- 
selves. They were no one's guests and no 
intimation reached their willing ears that the 
Marquis desired an opinion of the merits of 
his sleeping car system. They gloried in the 
legendary freedom of the wild ass — and pai 1 
their own hotel bills. 

* * * 

Dr. Amy S. Bowen of whose triumphant 
admission to the very exclusive hospital 
clinics of Berlin I wrote some weeks ago, has 
returned to town and is to be given a recep- 
tion by the Woman's Club at the Pleasanton, 
next Monday evening. I bilieveher achieve- 
ment is regarded as unparalleled, and she has 
been engaged receiving congratulations since 
her arrival. Dr. Bowen is now a full-fledged 
surgeon with a plentiful endowment of degrees, 
but, besides, she is very interesting looking. 
To say she is as pretty is she is clever would 
be exaggerating, but her appearance far more 
than justifies her existence from a purely 
feminine point of view. 

* * * 

Mr. S. Gump arrived from Europe this 
week, and following him is a large number of 
pictures purchased in the best-known studios 
of Europe. Among the notable paintings are 
some that appeared in the Salon, the best 
works of the modern masters. He was suc- 
cessful in arriving in Paris before many other 
purchasers, and had, therefore, his choice of 
a large collection. Mr. Gump was equally 
fortunate elsewhere. 

* * * 

Mr. Lou Swabacker arrived here early this 
week with matrimony as his pleasant mission. 
He will marry Miss Gump, daughter of 
Solomon Gump, at the California Hotel next 
Wednesday evening. Mr. Gump, en route 
from Europe to this city, went to Wheeling, 
W. Va., Mr. Swabacker's home, and the 
father-in-law and groom elect came to San 
Francisco together. 

* * * 

The Shainwald-Reinstein wedding was a 
very quiet affair. It was so of necessity, for 
had either family attempted to invite all their 
friends the ceremony would have had to be 
celebrated in a hall. The happy pair stood 
under a wedding bell in the residence of J. B. 
Reinstein, at 906 Ellis, and Dr. Voorsanger 
read the service that made them man and 



wife. Afterward, there followed a delicious 
supper, served in the Maison Dord's best 
style, and the health of bride and groom was 
drunk in flowing bumpers. Mr. and Mrs. 
Shainwald will go to Australia to live. 

$ $ $ 

shorn of its ornaments. Here is Fred Zeile 
who has just resigned and now spends his 
evenings round the University Club with Lou 
Mizner. Zeile, if I remember right, was a 
member of the last Board of Directors, and in 
asserting the necessity of strictness in the , 
payment of bills, was a veritable Draco 
among clubmen. He is the author of the 
mandate that compels the posting on the 
Club black-board of all debts that are a cer- 
tain time over due. Under this arrangement 
one can, by a cursory glance at this tell-tale 
record, learn just who is and who is not in 
funds. It appears Mr. Zeile was treated to a 
dose of his own medicine and it proved so 
nauseous that he resigned. 

There is a story in connection with it, of 
course. He had not been notified or some- 
thing, or there was a dispute. The appear- 
ance of his name aroused in him intense 
indignation, and, refusing explanations, he 
presented his permanent absence to the insti- 
tution. "Mr. Zeile is a rich man, and is, more- 
over, one of the few of that ilk who purchase 
the productions of San Francisco artists. He 
has some fine Keiths and several examples 
of the best work of Matthews, Carlsen, and 
Joullin. Besides, he has been actively identi- 
fied with the Art Association, and is really the 
very type of man the Bohemian Club requires. 

* * * 

The reception given by Mrs. M. Brown in 
honor of the engagement of her daughter to 
Mr. Gans, of Portland, on Sunday evening 
last, was an enjoyable affair. The parlors of 
the Brown residence, on the corner of Sutter 
and Franklin Streets, were elaborately deco- 
rated for the occasion, and the hostess was 
assisted in receiving her guests by a cortege 
of fair maidens which included Miss Henrietta 
Meyer, Miss Dora Sheidemann, and!Miss Ettie 
Jacobs, who wore very handsome costumes. 
Dancing commenced about nine o'clock and 
at midnight the dining-room was thrown 
open and an unusually igood supper in the 
Maison Dore's best style was served at 
tete-a-tetc tables. The marriage has been set 
to take place early in the autumn. 

# * # 

The Citizens' Defense Committee, I am 
assured, means business. Its fight against 
Assessor Siebe will be vigorously pushed and 
will be followed by proceedings against other 
officials of the municipality. Certain mem- 
bers of the body who proved to lack the 
earnestness which the work demanded, have ! 
been dropped, and in their absence more sub- j 
stantial progress will be made. Mr. Lezinsky I 

is no longer one of the thirty, he having been 
retired at a recent meeting. Of course it is 
very difficult to effect substantial results with 
a body such as this, but I am not exaggerating 
when I say it has some of the best material in 
the community in it. 

* * * 

Colonel and Mrs. Marceau are now in Con- 
stantinople, having journeyed there from Paris 
via Brussels, Berlin, and St. Petersburg. They 
are having a delightful trip, and en route Mrs. 
Marceau is making a collection of spoons 
which has already assumed extensive propor- 
tions. The}' will return to Paris by way of 
the Italian lakes and Switzerland, and will 
probably be back in San Francisco by 

* * * 

It is not improbable that before the end of 
the century there will be several billionaires 
in the United States. And yet the condition 
of the masses of the people is becoming 
poorer and more wretched every day and the 
struggle for existence is growing fiercer. It 
is not the fate of the many to always be 
robbed by the few, though that seems to be 
the natural order of things, and those who 
are interested should take warning in time. A 
few more platforms like that adopted at 
Omaha, coupled with a little more discontent 
among the masses, and the sleeping lions of 
covetousness and starvation will be liberated. 
Once they are set free and the present yawn- 
ing gulf separating the tramp and the million- 
aire will be closed forever. Fire and dynamite 
will level all the distinctions between them. 

* * * 

I have ever heard of was the shooting of Fred 
Wheeler's dog by a carpenter named Barr 
over at San Rafael. The affair has created 
considerable talk over in that suburb. 
Wheeler has a pretty cottage on Fifth Street 
near H and has lived there for_ eight years 
past with five poodles. He is very fond of 
dogs and he looks after them as though they 
were human beings. One Sunday, recently, 
he stood at his gate when Barr rushed up 
to him, a shot gun over his shoulder. He 
seemed half frenzied with anger. 

"One of your dogs has bitten my boy," 
he said, "and I'm just going to shoot it." 
Wheeler expostulated, begged an explanation, 
endeavored to stop him, but Barr threatened 
to shoot him if he interfered. The fellow 
rushed into the house, selected the dog, and 
killed it. 

* * # • 

A dog is only a dog, of course, but it is 
not difficult to sympathize with Mr. Wheeler. 
He followed the shooter down the street and 
found that the little boy had been bitten, but 
that he had been teasing the little animal. 
There was no mark on his leg and he had sus- 
tained no damage. The shooting was an out- 
rage and entirely uncalled for. I am given to 
understand that Wheeler has no adequate 

Richardson ft Robbins' Potted Ham for .picnics and 

redress in law. As a result, Wheeler has 
determined to leave San Rafael. Most of the 
residents over there have determined to send 
the carpenter to Coventry and it is con- 
fidently asserted things will be made so 
Unpleasant for him that lie will have to 

* * * 

The Country Club hoodoo, which of late 
has incapacitated several fine fellows from 
active exertion, got in its deadly work on 
Will Kittle. Kittle was up at Bear Valley, 
wandering round with his gun and dogs, 
looking among other things, for a bird's nest. 
He slipped, fell, sprained his ankle severely, 
and is now suffering at his mother\s house in 
San Rafael. However, he will not be confined 
very long as he enjoys the best of care and an 
excellent constitution. 

* * * 

It is only the Spanish who have the truly 
delicate sense of gentle compliment. One 
does not require deep knowledge of the lan- 
guage of Cervantes to appreciate this. It was 
at an afternoon tea and the Spanish Cavalier 
was gazing infinitely tender things at the 
maiden who poured the soothing beverage. 
She lifted her languishing eyes to say: 

' ' Quiere te Sehor ? " 

With readier wit than a Hibernian he 
replied : 

" Si — te quiero." 

* * * 

I cannot recommend you to read " Decem- 
ber Roses." It has an Australian heroine 
whose husband has ill treated her and 
who lacks that knowledge of her own 
mind that relieves the tedium of some 
female characters. There is a dreamy 
Scotchman who does the true lover, whose 
sentiment burns bright after many years, 
and there is also an unfortunate creature to 
whom Alec is engaged when he encounters 
his ancient inamorata. She dies to help the 
plot to a climax; the death of Mr. Darlow 
removes another obstacle, and in the last 
chapter there are December roses, which, 
translated, means a marriage ceremony in 
which the heroine and the dreamy Scot are 

* * * . 

The outlook is already very brilliant for the 
engagement of A. M. Palmer's New York 
Company in Augustus Thomas' brilliantly 
successful play " Alabama." The cast is 
nearly the same which gave this play here last 
year, including J. H. Stoddart, E. M. Hol- 
land, Charles L. Harris, Miss May Brookyn, 
Miss Nannie Craddock, etc. Mr. Frank 
Carlyle will be seen here instead of Maurice 

* * * 

IT SEEMS that by general consent the so- 
called Republican leaders have all concluded 
to throw Colonel Dan Burns overboard. 
Araonfc those, who, strange to say, have also 
reach*! that determination are the members, 



of the Republican State Executive Committee, 
many of whom were placed where they are by 
bim. The refusal of that Committee, after an 
exhaustive hearing, to recognize the Colonel's 
County Committee means just this, and noth- 
ing more. That the action is a job designed 
to break Burns' power cannot be doubted, 
when it is considered that the Committee 
which failed to receive recognition contains a 
majority of the body elected at the primary in 
April. Some time ago I outlined the plan by 
which Burns, Ruef, and Mahoney, proposed 
to outwit Kelly and Crimmins. It consisted 
in securing the recognition now referred to 
and then moving on their works in detail. A 
part of the plan was the control of the election 
machinery of the city through Registrar 

* * * 

But all Colonel Bums' plans seem to have 
flattened out through his failure to obtain 
recognition by the Executive Committee. It 
is true, he still controls the organization which 
has been built up by Ruef and Mahoney 
around the Pioneer Hall County Committee, 
but it now lacks the strength of a " regular" 
party and is a mere protest against the Kelly 
and Crimmins' machine. I regret to see 
Colonel Burns in this plight, not only because 
I think his opposition to the Third Street 
saloon-keepers is founded on a sincere desire 
to give the people of this city good govern- 
ment, but because I believe he is a man emi- 
nently superior to the ordinary boodling 
political boss and deserves to succeed. The 
triumph of Kelly and his partner, however, 
seems to be complete. Through the sale of 
the Republican Alliance by Johnnys Wilson 
and Quinn, the local Benedict Arnolds, those 
bosses have been, as it were, placed in posses- 
sion of the enemy's capital. Naturally there 
are always connected with every political 
movement a lot of soldiers of fortune who 
desert to the enemy at the first reverse, 
and these are now leaving the Burns organiza- 
tion like rats climbing out of a sinking ship. 
Their defection cannot fail to weaken the 
Colonel's army materially. 

* * * 

It might be interesting to inquire into the 
causes of this triumph of Martin Kelly and 
his partner, but it is not necessary. The 
mere fact that in a controversy between Kelly 
and Burns the State Executive Committee has 
selected Kelly as the leader of the local party 
is sufficient to stamp the organization as essen- 
tially rotten. Probably this has all been done 
on orders from Washington. I am informed 
that President Harrison himself, having been 
made acquainted with the facts, has, through 
Senator Felton, ordered Internal Revenue Col- 
lector Quinn to at once "harmonize." I am 
informed also that Colonel W. W. Stow, who 
has long been an eminent Republican mediator 
and peacemaker, being called upon to inter- 
fere, has counseled the consolidation of the 
party under the Kelly and Crimmins' standard. 
The threatening aspect of things in the State 
and Nation — the lowering cloud that hangs, 

so to speak, over the armies of " Protection " 
and Grandfather's hat — have caused a general 
moblilization of forces and, being forced to 
choose between a gentleman and a grog shop 
keeper, the leaders naturally took up with 
whisky and the slums; for, on the heels of 
his victory, Martin Kelly has proceeded to the 
City Hall and counseled the Supervisors to 
reject the anti-dive ordinance. Thus the 
Republican party of this city is committed to 
the dives, whisky selling, and boodleism. It 
is not necessary to inquire further into the 
causes of the triumph of Kelly and Crimmins. 

* * * 

But the revenge that is now being planned 
by Colonel Burns will not be long postponed. 
It was for the purpose of outlining his cam- 
paign that I began the discussion of this sub- 
ject. Burns will make no effort to antagonize 
Kelly and Crimmins in the State Convention 
which meets at Sacramento next week. He 
will not abandon the Pioneer Hall County 
Committee, nor will he disband the Assembly 
District clubs already organized. It is claimed 
that these clubs have a membership of 7000. 
That is probably bosh, just as the claim of 
Kelly's gang that their clubs have a member- 
ship of 8000 is also bosh. Aside from the 
men who have given their names to officer 
the clubs, neither side has aught but dummies 
enrolled. Burns' clubs are as good as Kelly's, 
and neither amounts to anything more than a 
nucleus around which to build an organiza- 
tion so necessary in a vote-getting fight. 

* * * 

In a few days a self-constituted committee, 
among the members of which will be Thomas 
Magee, the real estate man, and John Night- 
ingale, the millionaire, will publish an address 
to the people devoted to the deplorable con- 
dition of municipal affairs. They will con- 
clude by naming thirty citizens to call a 
Citizens' Municipal Convention. The pro- 
gramme is for this Convention when it meets 
to nominate a full city and legislative ticket, 
to adopt a platform denunciatory of Kelly 
and Crimmins, and to pledge its nominees to 
decent municipal government. Behind all 
this will be Colonel Burns, Senator Mahoney, 
and Mr. Ruef. They will throw into the 
citizens' movement the Pioneer Hall County 
Committee and their district clubs, thus sav- 
ing it the trouble of organizing a new set of 
workers. A petition will be circulated and 
the necessary number of signatures obtained 
to secure for the ticket a place on the Austral- 
ian ballot. 

* * * 

This done, Colonel Burns will sit down and 
await the explosion. After the election he 
thinks Kelly and his partner will be enabled 
to devote all their time to the conduct of 
their grog shop. He is of the opinion, also, 
that if they will open a back door entrance to 
their saloon and establish a massage depart- 
ment upstairs, they may be able to make an 

Richardson & Robbins' Potted Ham for Picnics and 

honest living hereafter. But their boodling 
days will be over. 

* * * 

der Badlam, and to know him is to be aware 
of the fact that he loves a practical joke about 
as well as an Irish peasant cherishes the fam- 
ily pig. "Doc" Abby, who is the manager 
of Freddie Gebhardt's farm in Lake County, 
is Badlam's latest victim. Mr. Badlam has a 
country villa, aptly termed " Arcadia," nes- 
tled in a picturesque little valley among the 
mountains back of Calistoga. He devotes his 
attention there to pisciculture, and has ten 
ponds well stocked with mountain trout in 
various stages of growth. Scattered around 
the grounds are about seven or eight cottages, 
all comfortable and well furnished, and strik- 
ingly peculiar as regards architecture. His 
latest cottage was built on the top of an 
immense tree and is about thirty feet from the 
ground. There is but one room in it, but it 
is of good size, and access to it is obtained by 
means of a ladder. Badlam bored a hole in 
the wall, behind the bedstead, and ran a 
speaking tube from it to his telephone room, a 
short distance away, and anyone speaking 
through it can be heard very distinctly in the 
aerial chamber. 

* * * 

During the holidays Mr. Badlam had a 
number of friends visiting him, among whom 
was "Doc" Abby. On the night of July 
3d, when the hour of retiring came, Badlam 
said to Abby: "Well, Doc, I guess I'll have 
to put you up in the tree." There was no 
objection, and in five minutes' time he was in 
bed and ready for the somnolent caresses of 
Morpheus. Badlam, however, desired things 
to be somewhat different, so he stationed his 
son Edgar, who has a basso-profundo voice 
at the speaking end of the tube. Edgar 
groaned sadly, and then, item by item, he 
revealed Abby's career in the East and West 
to some extent. "Doc" heard the groans 
and the talking and his terror increased momen- 
tarily, as he had no idea whence the sound 
came. Finally he could stand it no longer, 
and jumping from the bed he descended the 
ladder, attired in his robe du nuit, and sought 

* * * 

"Look here, Badlam," he said excitedly, 
" that confounded room up there is haunted. 
Groans come from every part of it, and spirits 
have told me my history from childhood up. 
For Heaven's sake put me somewhere else." 

" Very well," said Badlam, " go up and get 
your clothes." "Not much," he replied, 
" you get them for me." Badlam climbed up 
the ladder, got the clothes, and as he was 
descending to meet poor Abby, who was 
shivering in the cold night air, all of the boys 
appeared on the scene and gave " Doc " a tin 
can serenade. Of course "Doc" was de- 
lighted ! 

While it has nothing to do with the story, I 
may add that next day he went to Middle- 
town, where he had a horse entered for a race. 



A dispute arose over the decision, and the 
grangers proved that they were right by giving 
Mr. Abby two black eyes. 

* * * 

IN CALIFORNIA it is stupid to be sen- 
sitive about statuary, but I do claim the privi- 
lege of resenting that Sutro monument on Mt. 
Olympus. For years it has wounded my 
artistic faculties in silence until it seems to 
me their patience bas lost their virtue. When 
the strange being with her uplifted torch was 
first erected, she was alluded to as a western 
replica of Bartholdi's "Liberty," her mis- 
sion that of enlightening the Pacific. Alas, 
by the manner in which the Sutro property in 
the vicinity was disposed of, it became evident 
that the young woman's motive in life was 
that of illuminating the philanthropist's real 
estate. Here is a story told me by a friend of 
mine who drives a good deal in the Park. 

* * * 

He became interested in the movements of 
two country people, evidently husband and 
wife, who were exploring Commissioner 
Stowe's domain. For some reason he could 
not apprehend, they kept looking back at Mt. 
Olympus. Finally, as he drew nearer, he 
heard, in a rasping female voice: 

" I tell you, John, it is a windmill. I can 
see the arms." 

He turned and beheld the statue — the sun 
shooting a special ray on the uplifted torch. 

I HAVE JUST HEARD of a joke the del- 
egation played on Eli Dennison on the way to 
Minneapolis. Just before the convention special 
started, some of Eli's friends presented him 
with a whisky decanter filled with an admir- 
able vintage of old Bourbon. It was an emi- 
nently artistic affair, silver mounted, of course, 
and secured from all foreign inroads by a cap 
which was fastened to the neck by the 
daintiest of locks. Now, Mr. Dennison, as 
every one knows, does not care for whisky, 
but he was the centre of an admiring throng 
when he produced the decanter for inspection. 
It passed from hand todrand, and, of course, 
the contents were sampled and pronounced 
admirable. As he calmly adjusted the cap 
and turned the key the eminent news agent 
remarked gently that he would like to see the 
man who could open this bottle without his 

This sounded like a challenge, and was 
duly registered. A day later the delegation 
again demanded " some of that fine whisky 
of yours, Dennison," and round him they 
gathered. Out of its resting place the decan- 
ter came. Eli deliberately adjusted the keys; 
glasses were produced. The liquor gurgled 
out — it was not whisky but cold tea. The 
delighted laughter that succeeded was not sc 
loud as to drown Mr. Dennison's invitation 
to adjourn to the buffet at his expense. Then 
it transpired that two keys had come with the 
decanter, and that Colonel Sanborn wore the 
duplicate on his watch chain. After the 

Delbeck had circulated the jokers presented 
Eli with the abstracted Bourbon in another 
bottle, but after that there was not enough 
left to make the rounds again. 

* * * 

HOW IS IT that not one of the cortege of 
talented interviewers connected with the 
dailies discovered Count Szabrowski and his 
bride who, a few weeks ago, were at the 
Palace ? The Count is a personage in several 
capitals, is rich, presumably Polish, and dis- 
tinguished himself by eloping with the wife of 
the Belgian Minister to France. .She is a 
blonde, tall, striking-looking, with a superb 
figure, and, I believe, was regarded as the 
belle of Legation circles in Paris. The manner 
of her meeting with Szabrowski, who is a very 
handsome man, is not told, but she succumbed 
to his bold wooing and fled. The} - departed 
via Suez to India and Japan where they have 
wiled away their happy honeymoon days. 

* * * 

The outraged husbard lost no time in 
obtaining a divorce, and thereupon Szabrow- 
ski sanctified his escapade by having a formal 
ceremony performed. The twain made a very 
handsome couple and attracted a great deal of 
attention in the restaurant of the Palace dur- 
ing their stay. The Countess wore very stylish 
costumes, and apparently had made a few- 
friends on her trip across the Pacific. Count 
Szabrowski, among hisotheraccomplishmeuts, 
is reputed an admirable equestrian. He was 
noted as a daring rider in England where he 
figured prominently at several hunts. He is 
also very popular in New York. 

* * * 

HE WOULD, INDEED, be a Columbus 
who could discover harmony in the medical 
profession just now. Dissensions are all the 
vogue. The Board of Health is at outs; 
there's a rift in the Polyclinic lute; the Cooper 
Medical Institute is indignant with the 
University Regents; the Toland College is not 
satisfied with Polyclinic interference at the 
City and County Hospital. Among them- 
selves, the doctors are disputing about adver- 
tising — a controversy having been precipitated 
by the Medical Journal and Dr. Regensberger. 
Altogether the outlook for peace is poor, and 
it is almost possible to get one doctor to 
give you an honest opinion of his best friend's 
ability. One phase of the situation, at least, 
is not lacking in humor. Dr. McNutt has 
recently been elected a member of the Poly- 
clinic and he and Dr. Stallard are at logger- 

This institution has been a kind of close 
corporation, swayed by the good Dr. Stallard. 
No exterior physician could become a member 
of the staff unless balloted for by the rest, two 
blackballs excluding. At first there was no 
ardent desire to belong, but, owing to the 
intervention of the Chronicle, the institution 
now cuts a fine figure in medical circles, and it 
is quite the thing to preside over a speciality 

Richardson & Robbins' Potted Ham for Picnics and 

there. A special effort on the part of Dr. 
Stallard was required to get McNutt on the 
staff, and he expected, naturally, that the latter 
would "stand in" on most general and all 
particular propositions, affording him that 
valuable co-operation that is so valuable in 
the abstract. 

* =f- * 

But McNutt out and McNutt in were dif- 
ferent individualities. He had the audacity 
to suggest reforms, and actually assisted Mr. 
de Young to have the Regents pronounce the 
Polyclinic a post graduate institution. That, 
of course, created a veritable rumpus in the 
profession. It was denounced by the physi- 
cians who figure in the Faculties of both the 
Toland and the Cooper Colleges. The Poly- 
clinic, of course, was happy until to promote 
harmony the wily McNutt suggested the 
admittance to membership of prominent 
medicos connected with the University. A 
batch was let in by a majority vote of the 
staff, but the individual names were not sub- 
mitted to the secret ballot ordeal. Now, Dr. 
Stallard threatens legal interference, states the 
constitution has been vie lated. and has gone 
so far as to insinuate that the Regents have 
overstepped their powers. 

* * * 

The end is not yet. I presume the new 
men will vote with McNutt if Stallard fails in 
his fight, and then the question will be — 
where does Dr. Regensberger come in ? 

* * * 

MAN I have heard not one disparaging word. 
She was a woman of excellent character, as sen- 
sible as she was charitable. To her children she 
gave an admirable education, beside much of 
her own shrewdness and intelligence. The two 
daughters did not inherit the largest share of 
their mother's good looks, but they were well 
developed, bright girls, and in their way 
quite attractive. Tall and strikingly hand- 

j some, Mrs. Coleman's was the rare Irish type 
that unites so many of the finest qualities of 

! womanhood. Before her brother, W. S. 

; O'Brien, struck the bonanza that made Flood 
and himself so many millions, she had lived 
very quietly in Brooklyn, New York. With 
fortune came no change of manner, she was 

j not pretentious — nor even excited over the 
sudden turn in her circumstances. 

Many stories are told of Fred May, whom 
Miss Coleman married. Of an excellent Balti- 
more family, he was by far the handsomest 
rain in San Francisco. Wild he had been, 
but he possessed an admirable physique and 
was brave enough to accept the consequences 
of extravagance — work. He came to .San Fran- 
cisco in '76, ready to turn his hand to any- 
thing, and he found a place at Wells Fargo's. 
It was not bookkeeping but delivering pack- 
ages he was engaged at, but the menial nature 
of his employment did not prevent his 
going into Society. It was not long before 
he met Miss Coleman, and to her he began 
, paying devoted attention. They became en- 



gaged, and the story goes that O'Brien met 
Eugene McLane, the banker, and said to him: 

" What do you think, McLane; here's this 
young May, clerking for seventy-five dollars a 
month, wants to marry my niece." 

" He has a name and you've got money: 
perhaps the exchange is not so bad." 

* * * 

This plain view commended itself to the 
millionaire and the two were married, May 
delivering his parcels up to the day before the 
ceremony. Rumor says the two are emi- 
nently happy but that she has her hands on 
the purse strings, dealing him out just what he 
asks for— one of the penalties of marriage with 
an heiress when the male end of the transac- 
tion has no dollars of his own. Soon after- 
wards Henry May, who had been educated 
for a physician and had gone through the 
Franco-Prussian war, came West and married 
the other sister. 

3$C !$C 3JC 

When O'Brien died, the Colemans were 
living in his big house on Sutter Street that 
Mrs. Parrott now occupies. He left an estate 
of some $15,000,000, and to his seven nieces 
and nephews he left something over $300,000 
each. His sisters, Mrs. McDonough and 
Mrs. Coleman, divided nearly $12,000,000 
between them. Their affairs have been in the 
hands of K. F. Preston, who, these many years, 
has administered the estate The income is 
very large, but is fated to be spent out of San 
Francisco, though I believe James V. Coleman 
. will eventually settle down here. The Mays 
are wedded to Baltimore. 

* * * 

THE FIRST ACT of Max Popper's admin- 
istration as Chairman of the Democratic State 
Central Committee, justifies all that I have 
said with reference to his capacity for political 
generalship. It is said that the strategic 
quality of the human mind is a natural gift. 
No amount of education will produce it. It 
consists in the ability to forsee combinations 
quickly and to seize the advantageous points 
of a battlefield. Bonaparte possessed this 
faculty to a degree that amounted to trans- 
cendent genius. The field of carnage once 
selected, he swept it with his eagle eye and 
ordered his corps into the winning positions. 
At Gettysburg one of the first men on the field 
was General Sickles. He seized the hill 
called Little Round Top. But for this, military 
critics now agree the Union forces could not 
have won the battle. Mr. Popper's record as 
a politician has shown that he carries a large 
amount of this natural quality. The first act 
of his administration to which I have referred 
shows it. 

Who ever thought of organizing Southern 
California into a separate political department 
until Popper proposed to appoint a sub-com- 
mittee of the State Central Committee with 
headquarters at Los Angeles ? And yet, now 
that it is suggested, everybody can see how 
effective such a plan will be. Los Angeles is 
twenty-four hours from this city by the short- 
est route. The country surrounding it is, to 

all intents and purposes, a foreign clime. Its 
politics cannot be conducted from this city 
without expensive telegraphing and vexatious 
delays. How much more effective will be the 
work of an Executive Committee at Los 
Angeles with full power to whoop it up and 
draw on the main committee for the funds ? 

* * # 

If Mr. Popper's idea is adopted Southern 
California, for the first time in its history, will 
have the war carried into its own country. 
The Republicans of the South are mostly of 
the long-haired, one-lunged variety. They 
vote according to the orders of the bosses and 
rarely inquire for particulars. Thus it hap- 
pens that a few short-haired, double-lunged 
fellows like Walter Moore and Colonel Otis are 
able to do all the bossing down there. An 
active, aggressive Democratic campaign Com- 
mittee at Los Angeles, busily at work on the 
consciences of the one-lungers, will be likely to 
make it exceedingly interesting for the Repub- 
lican bosses, especially since it can have the 
advantage of Popper's San Francisco experi- 

* * * 

IT IS ASTONISHING how soon the per- 
ambulating Englishman sojourning at a sum- 
mer resort is taken up by Society. Down at Del 
Monte, just now, there is a group of the 
species; very -nice, fresh-looking young men 
who rejoice in the shortest of sack coats and 
the most nondescript of hats. One asks: 

" Who is Mr. Soandso ? " 

" Oh, he'san Englishman," is the inevitable 
reply, just as though but one type of this 
nationality existed. Inquiring into the ante- 
cedents or characteristics of these foreign 
males is apparently deemed superfluous. For 
all a soul knows, the charming Mr. Soandso 
— Englishman — may be the heir of an affluent 
Birmingham green-grocer. Not that he is 
the worse therefor. On the contrary, probably 
he is equally as admirable a specimen of 
humanity as his San Jose prototype. If 
Society could but hear said perambulating 
Britishers comparing American notes their 
vogue would be shortlived. 

* * * 

The Englishman of prestige who comes to 
the States bent on authorship, is the most 
liberal of Democrats compared to the British 
school boy just emerged, with all the insular 
prejudices strong in him. Traveling in 
parties these youths criticise the table man- 
ners, style, accent, characteristics of all 
with whom they come in contact. The stan- 
dard is home; all variations are either 
" beastly " or " bad form, you know.'' Their 
strictures are exuberantly impertinent. Ver- 
bttm sap. 

* # * 

The latest fashions, even if they be in un- 
dertaking, are not uninteresting to most intelli- 
gent persons. I may be forgiven for speaking 
of the funeral of the late L- L- Bradbury, 
who died on Saturday last, leaving some 
$3,000,000. The casket was an exquisite 
example of fine art, and was borne from the 
I house to the hearse by six sable servitors in 

severe mourning and white gloves. Behind 
marched the cortege of capitalists who acted 
as pall bearers. It is conventional to have 
the coffin carried out by the indifferent look- 
ing assistants of the undertaker so that the 
sable servitors in white gloves must be regarded 
as a step in advance. 

* * * 

wits that I need apologize for repeating one 
more of John B. Fel ton's bon mots. He was 
in Nevada at the time of the big mining 
excitement and enthusiastically bought " feet " 
in all the claims that seemed to possess merit. 
What proportion of his fees he thus took out 
there is no means of ascertaining, but certain 
it is that he accumulated, after a series of dis- 
appointments, a very hearty hatred for pros- 
pectors, projectors, and all who had to do gold 
quartz. One St. Patrick's day he stood with a 
friend looking at a Hibernian procession filing 
through the streets of Virginia City. Their 
talk had been about current impostures, he 
commenting bitterly on the last swindle a 
client had beguiled him into. Before the 
carriage of the president of the occasion was 
borne an immense green banner emblazoned 
with the harp and the floral insignia of Ireland 
in all its four-leaved brilliance. 

* * * 

" There's the banner for Nevada," he said 
pointing to the flag. " Here, indeed, is the 
land of the shamrock and liar." 

* * * 

There is no cleverer amateur 'cellist in San 
Francisco than Alfred Siliginan of the Anglo- 
California Bmk. Few who have listened to 
him play know the history of the instrument 
Tie uses. Several years ago, according to 
himself, he was wandering on the shore of 
the Bay of Niples, and, belated by a storm, 
entered a fisherman's hut for shelter. Waile 
waiting he glancsd ab^ut at the bire interior 
and, to his surprise, saw a 'cello leaning against 
the wall. Seligmin at once inspected the 
somewhat dilapidated instrument and, to his 
surprise, found it admirable. Satisfied of 
its value he asked the fish-wife if it was for 

" For sale, yes," said she, " but wait till un- 
man comes in." 

The ardent Birdie had no great necessity for 
patience, for soon afterward the husband 
entered. The price, 500 francs, gratified him 
to the extent of purchase, and his joy was 
unbounded when the cognoscenti informed 
him that his new-found treasure was worth at 
least $3000. 

* * * 

Those who contemn the Keeley Institute 
should run through Los Gatos and observe 
how that burg has grown since the inaugura- 
tion of the chloride of gold era. To attribute 
its prosperity entirely to the bibulous who 
flock there to have their thirst eradicated, 
would be unjust, perhaps, but it must be 
admitted they cut quite a figure in the reve- 
nues and expenditures. It does seem incon- 
gruous that this little town, cinctured as it is 
with vineyards, should be selected as a Califor- 



nia Dwight, but doctors know best. If San 
Joie does not look out for its laurels Los Gatos 
will capture the valley, and then I am sure the 
Supervisors will establish a large chloride of 
gold fountain in the centre of town. 

THE DAILIES are not doing Tim Lyons 
justice in this Fuller controversy. He is 
depicted in the light of a grasping attorney 
dema ding a fee out of all proportions to the 
value of his services. The truth is that he 
did more for the Fuller cause than the entire 
constellation of high legal lights retained by 
executrix. Lawyers remember the novel 
point he sprung in Judge Coffey's court that 
resulted in the Probate Judge confirming the 
sale of the property to young Mr. Fuller. 
Between the partners there existed a contract, 
agreeing in case of death the surviver had the 
right to purchase the deceased's interest at a 
million and a quarter. This amount Mr. 
Whittier offered, but Mr. Fuller bid $150,000 
more and was given the business. 

* * * 

vSuit was brought by Whittier to enforce the 
contract and on the day that the matter of 
confirming Mrs. Fuller's action was before 
Judge Coffey, the assembled attorneys and the 
family were served with an injunction from 
Judge Wallace's Court enjoining them from 
proceeding until the legality of the contract 
had been determined. They were powerless 
to go on, but at that critical moment Lyons, 
who had been appointed by Judge Coffey to 
act for the minor heirs, arose and made a 
brilliant impromptu argument to show that 
the injunction did not control him, as in the 
proceedings he was an officer of the Court and 
not merely an attorney of the estate. It was 
a novel point, and the speech in which it was 
made was an excellent piece of reasoning. 
Coffey sustained his position and it then 
devolved on Lyons to conduct the rest of the 
proceedings unassisted. 

* * * 

His colleagues being enjoined were de- 
barred from even consulting him, but he went 
on, examined the witnesses and obtained from 
Judge Coffey a confirmation of the sale. 
About that time the Whittier family could 
not find terms eulogistic enough to use about 
Lyons, but when he demanded the same sum, 
$10,000, for his services that W. F. Herrin, 
Russell Wibon, R. Y. Hayne, and the others 
were paid, he became rapacious and grasping. 
As his promptness saved the Fullers $150,000, 
it does not seem to me he is asking an unfair 
fee, for his services were conspicuously valu- 
able. But Mr. Lyons is a young man, and, of 
course, has to make his way. He is a friend 
of Judge Coffey, but that fact will militate 
against rather than in his favor, for the Pro 
bate Judge is hardly the type of man who 
stands by his friends. 

* * * 

A judge who dares construe a point suscepti- 
ble of the interpretation in his friend's favor 
has backbone. Judge Coffey is too fearful of his 
reputation for integrity, for impartiality, to do 

so. However, I believe that the result of the 
Lyons case will be to cut down the fees, 
not only of Lyons but of Herrin, Broth, and 
the rest. As the big firms operated under a 
contract with young Fuller they will lose 

* * * 

Miss Ada Rehan has been the sensation of 
the week. Ladies have stood in rows in the 
passages of her hotel to see her go by, and 
when she has walked the streets they have 
followed her. Her Rosalind and I.idv 
Teazle were certainly revelations Those 
who have heen so fortunate as to meet her in 
private life describe her as charming, frank, 
good-natured, and always in good spirits. 
Her smile is sitnply irresistible; if she cared 
to slaughter hearts, she could raise a heca- 
tomb of them. But she lives quietly, her inti- 
mate society consisting of Mrs Daly, and Mrs. 
Glbert, with " the Governor," as many call 
Manager Daly, to look after them. Mrs. Daly 
herself, notwithstanding the awful bereave- 
ment which befell her a few years ago and 
which brought her to death's door, is a genial 
person, full of humor and good nature; she 
adores Miss Rehan, and heartily appreciates 
her genius. There is not anywhere in the 
city a kindlier and more simple-minded, un- 
affected circle than these excellent people con- 

* * * 

On leaving San Francisco the quartette 
cross the continent and embark in the " Ton- 
vaine " for their annual holiday in France. 
The three ladies make their headquarters at 
the Continental Hotel at Paris, and Miss 
Rehan orders her dresses for next season, 
while Mr. Daly runs over to London to inspect 
the theatre he is building tnere. Three weeks 
from their arrival they re-embark for home 
and duty, but Miss Rehan thinks it doubtful 
whether she will again play in San Francisco. 

* * * 

Railroad traveling, even if it be in the most 
luxuriously appointed of Pullmans, is not all it 
is cracked up to be. How much a good-natured 
general agent can do to render the trip across 
agreeable no one who did not travel with the 
Republican Delegation to Minneapolis can 
know. Colonel Sanborn did wonders on 
that occasion and has, since his return, been 
busy accepting the congratulations of his 
charges. Their gratitude took a very sub- 
stantial form, however, for at the rooms of the 

Union League Club, on Monday evening last, 
the Colonel was presented with a magnificent 
gold watch and a set of resolutions thanking 
him and the Burlington for services and atten- 
tions rendered on t hat memorable occasion. 

( )f course, there were speeches, though I 
believe Sanborn's was very limited in volume, 
being confined to a " thank you " — and an in- 
vitation to champagne. The presentation was 
a genuine surprise, and it operated to estop the 
flow of his eloquence. 

* * * 

The Grand Jury is at work. I am told, on 
the municipal books. Not especially on 
accounts, but on the manner of their binding. 
It appears that the huge volumes wherein are 
enshrined the records of the Assessor and the 
Tax Collector are falling to pieces. Contracts 
tor their manufacture were allotted to Le 
Count and other good Republican firms, 
the result being most inferior workmanship 
and a fine draw-down. The fraud on the 
municipality is so apparent, however, that the 
Jury is forced to recognize it, and I would not 
be surprised if there ensued trouble for some- 
one, which may make interesting reading. 

* * * 

The social gap that separates the wife of a 
Major from the spouse of a mere subaltern, is 
almost as great as the abyss that divides her 
from the better half of a Major-General. That, 
of course, is in the regular army where promo- 
tion is by favor of death and time. In the militia 
the Lieutenant's lady very frequently looks 
down on the wife of a Colonel who owes his 
place to politics. One of the best stories of 
the year comes from Ben Lomond and is told 
on Mrs. Major Wildrick, who, when she is 
in San Francisco, resides at the Presidio. 
Among the temporary sojourners at this pretty 
resort is the brother of a well-known Society 
girl married to a Lieutenant in the First In- 
fantry. Introduced to the lady he bowed and 

" As you live at the Presidio, Mrs. Wildrick, 
of course you know my sister, Mrs. Lieuten- 
ant ? " 

" I don't know the wives of lieutenants," 
returned the Major's spouse with crushing 

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The Vicomte Tugdual de Saint Monokhl 
was surely not ill. A vigorous fellow who 
lived with his mother, the dowager Marquise, 
in their manor and spent his time in hunting, 
drinking, and making love to all the girls in | 
surrounding towns. But since the last hunt- 
ing season he felt ticklings in his throat, as if 
a small animal with a thousand feet took 
daily exercise there. They consulted Ker- 
fauzon, their doctor. He declared that the 
Vicomte had granulations and needed a trip to 

"They say it is a charming place," said the 

" Is there a chapel ? " asked the Marquise. 

" Two superb churches ! " said the doctor. 
" Besides, I know Doctor Lamiroux there. I 
will give your son a letter of introduction." 

This is why Saint Monokhl landed at Aix- 
les-Bains, with a collection of suits of flannel 
with stripes not chosen for their vague hue. 
After getting settled at his hotel in a room 
with windows overlooking the lovely gardens, 
he presented himself at the house of Doctor 
Lamiroux, who was somewhat astonished to 
see enter his office that stout fellow with the 
figure of a major, the shoulders of a porter, 
and an anxious face. 

" You have the rheumatism ? " 

"No, doctor, no; merely a tickling in my 

" Ah ! Ah ! Let us see that. Exactly. 
Very marked granulations. Lead to chronic 

"The devil! You alarm me. Chronic 
catarrh ! A Saint Monokhl have it ! It has 
never been known." 

" But it can be stopped. I will prescribe, 
but you must follow my directions to the letter. 
Do you promise ? " 

"I swear to you on the head of Saint 
Tugdual, my patron ! " said the Vicomte, 

The doctor wrote: "Every morning a 
sulphur bath, three-quarters of a glass of 
Challes water, half a glass at night. In the 
afternoon an hour of inhalation. For twenty- 
one days no late hours, no liquors, no dissipa- 
tion, and one cigar after each meal — no more. 
I have your promise ? " 

" It is understood," said Tugdual, " and you 
know a Breton never breaks his word." He 
carefully carried with him the doctor's writing 
and from that day he retired at midnight, 
wholly abandoned eau de vie, kummel, and 
chartreuse, lighted one cigar at the end of each 
meal, and lived quietly. 

Certainly there was merit in it. Such 
charming women filled the hotels. All, all the 
most elegant, the most bewitching, and the I 
greatest flirts. At night in the great hall, at 
dinner time it was a delightful sight, that 
show of dainty costumes around the small 
tables softly lighted by lamps with rosy 
shades. It was a grand symphony in white, 
a triumph of pale colors, with splashes of 
bright mauve, green, blue, and scarlet, clouds 
of festooned transparent stuffs, ruffles of lace, 
and bows of ribbon. Under white gowns petti- 
coats of pink and lavender silk, black silk 
stockings embroidered in rose, or of white 
lace point d'Alencon inlaid with lilac. On 
the head, Directoire hats of white lawn or 
manilla straw, or the little Italian bonnet of 
lace and plumes. It was truly dazzling. 

The Vicomte de Saint Monokhl — one might 
say, from this view, Saint Anthony — remained 
unmoved in the midst of all these temptations 
despite the luring glances from brilliant eyes. 
He had promised Dr. Lamiroux. He kept 
his promise. Each day a long walk, the un- 

flinching swallowing of Challes water, the 
inhalation. Each day, after a meal without 
liquor, he lighted the cigar permitted by the 
doctor, disappeared a moment, returned look- 
ing rather pale, and, like a stoic, went off 
early to bed. When tempted to change one 
iota of his strict rules, he remembered his 
oath sworn by his saint, and the hideous 

With this rigid monastic life one would 
have thought the Vicomte might regain his 
superb health. On the contrary, he was visibly 
perishing. His cheeks wrinkled, his eyes 
were ringed with purple, in less than fifteen 
days he had lost half his weight, and the gar- 
ments of beautiful striped flannel instead of 
outlining as before a powerful frame, hung 
from his shoulders in loose folds. 

" Monsieur le Vicomte does not look well," 
said the hotel keeper, with interest. " Mon- 
sieur le Vicomte ought to marry and settle 
down. If I might be allowed to give respect- 
ful advice to Monsieur le Vicomte I would 
counsel rare steaks and cutlets and no more 

Strong in his conscience Tugdual made no 
reply, but he was forced to own to himself 
that something must be done. The dowager 
marquise would not have known him. He 
had lost all appetite and the sight of steaks 
and chops horrified him. He staggered as he 
walked and had fainting spells. He decided 
to visit Doctor Lamiroux. 

" Heavens ! how you have changed ! " he 
could not keep from exclaiming at the sight of 
his patient. 

" Is it not so, doctor, is it not so? It is 
necessary to tell you that for fifteen days I 
have not been able to keep my breakfast nor 
dinner. Nothing stays in my stomach. 
Nausea twice daily." 

"The devil! That's a very bad sign. 
Ah ! you have not followed my treatment 

"Yes, just because I had made you a 
solemn promise. But I knew very well, from 
the first day, that treatment would make me 

" Impossible ! Perhaps — the inhalation — " 

" No, I am quite used to it." 

"It may be the Challes water. I own 
there is a certain scent — " 

" No. I have grown to drink it with 

" I cannot believe that going without 
wine — " 

" No, no, doctor, only you told me: One 
cigar after each meal." 

" Well, your two damnable cigars are the 
cause of my not being able to keep breakfast 
or dinner since my arrival. I have obeyed, 
because I had sworn by Saint Tugdual, but — 
I have never in my life been able to smoke ! " 
— Translated for The Wave from the French 
of Richard O'Afonroy, by E. F. Dawson. 


The approaching tournament for the ladies' singles 
and gentlemen's double championship, which are to 
take place on September 9th and following days, 
promises to be as interesting as the single champion- 
ship contest held at San Rafael. The Oakland Club 
has adopted a very wise plan of playing a ladies' con- 
tinuous tournament, which shows that they are evi- 
dently bent not only on retaining the championship 
(jiow held by Miss Cronch of that Club) but also on 
winning the all-comers. Miss Ethel Bates, one of the 
most ptomising of Oakland's lady players, who has in 
practice defeated Miss Cronch, will not take part in 
the coming tournament.. 

The continuous tournament at the California Club 
has l>eeu postponed until September 15, '92, when it 
will be replaced with doubles. 

Tobin and Hubbard have left Chicago for New 
York and Boston respectively; they will not take part 
in any tournaments as a team but will be heard of in 
singles. Hubbard's performance in the singles at the 
Longwood Cricket Club, which takes place this week, 
will give a fair idea of his chances in the annual 
championships at Newport. 

\V. H. Taylor, Jr., Robert Coleman, Gus Taylor, 
aud George Loughborough had a very exciting double 
match at the California Club last week. The cham- 
pion was victorious with Loughborough and also with 
Coleman as partners. 

The close match between Carver and Ryerson anil 
Tobin and Hubbard at Chicago, has made quite a 
reputation for California players, and a great manv 
people are of the opinion that had Taylor gone Kast 
with Tobin and Hubbard, California would have 
came out 011 top, as Taylor would, in all probability, 
have played with Hubbard, which would have made a 
very strong team. 

ICntrees for the California Club's quarterly cup 
tournament are coming in rapidly, twenty entries have 
already been l eet ived, with good prospects of the list 
increasing at least ten before the entries close 011 
Thursday next. The entries to date are Kilgarif, 
Davis, Collier, O'Connor, Field, Stetson, Code, Moore, 
Whitney, Bradshaw, Allison, G. de Long, Lyre, Bee, 
Loughborough, Mitchell, Keeler, F. de Long, S. 
Hoffman, Wilberforce. 

Miss Alice Roberts, the lady champion of San 
Lorenzo, has been practicing at the courts of the Cali- 
fornia Tenuis Club. 

Stetson and Daily played a set with empty bottles 
before a small but enthusiastic audience. The remark- 
able skill displayed by the Professor in this, his 
initial performance, led those who were present to 
believe that the Professor would soon, with practice, 
equal, if not surpass Hovey or Pettittin this particular 
style of play. 

We soon expect to hear some interesting reports of 
Sam Neel, the clever Oaklander, who is now in Chi- 
cago and doubtless will soon cross rackets with some 
of the Lakeside cracks. 

The genial Secretary of the California Tennis Club, 
Geo. V. Gray, paid the Club a short visit during the 
week, and reports that tennis is still in its infancy in 
Calaveras County. 

Harrison and Collier have decided to enter the 
double tournament in September, and if they acquit 
themselves as creditably this year as last, they may be 
looked for somewhere near the finals. 

The condition of the courts at San Rafael is the 
subject of much discussion among the clubs at pres- 
ent who realize that many points were lost in the 
single tournament owing to depressions in the surface 
caused by neglect of the hotel management. Unless 
these courts are in better condition for the September 
tournament it is more than likely that the Association 
will hold the event at seme other place, either the 
California or Oakland Clubs courts, which, by con- 
stant care, are kept in perfect condition. 

The absence of Tobin, Hubbard, Gray, S. Neel, and 
O. Hoffman have encouraged the younger players to 
most energetic practice in doubles. The Scorkr. 

Drifted SnowFlour 

T I T K \V AV E . 



Dear Miss Matilda: — If " The Wrecker " 
had appeared anonymously, would the lite- 
rati have suspected Stevenson ? It is neither 
so admirably woven as "Kidnaped," nor so 
classic as "The Master of Ballantrae." It 
lacks the elegance of " An Inland Voyage," 
the refinement of "Travels With a Donkey," 
the delicious and elusive charm of the " Short 
Stories." Still, it is a great story, unique 
among the books of the day for the wonderful 
knowledge of strange humanity it displays. 
It is full of odd characters and curious phases 
of life; full of the color and atmosphere of the 
world's byways. The incidents are not imag- 
inative, they are transposed from life. The 
scenery is no mere verbal decoration; it is 
impressionist word painting. Loudon Dodd 
is the author; half artist, observer, moralist, 
character student; he never wanders off famil- 
iar ground. It is his life we live in Paris; 
he knows our own city front as well as any of 
us; the Sunday picnic has no secrets for 
him, nor yet the purlieus of Chinatown. He 
can recall "the glad monotony of a Pacific 
voyage when the trades are not stinted and 
the ship, day by day, goes free." He has 
seen a thousand islands like the Midway reef. 
He has been in the lovely Botanical gardens 
in Sydney. Besides, he possesses a style so 
flexible, so lucid, that skies and scenery, traits 
and mannerisms, incidents and accidents, are 
transferred to his pages in the shades and con- 
tours they had by sunlight. 

No ordinary tale then is " The Wrecker," 
and to us in San Francisco, it is a book of 
paramount interest. The chapters devoted to 
the life ot this western city are very real. 
Dodd and Pinkerton operate in wrecks in our 
Merchants' Exchange and they dine in our 
restaurants. The picnics are conducted in our 
harbor, and from a perch on Telegraph Hill 
the young artist watched the island schooner 
" low in the water with lofty spars and dainty 
lines, rigged and fashioned like a yacht," 
stealing in and out among the tall ships, the 
deep sea giants that convene from all parts of 
the world. He wanders through Chinatown 
and could never have enough of its "ambig- 
uous, interracial atmosphere as of a vitalized 
museum." The monkeys of North Beach, 
the slums of Barbary Coast, the " dead falls " of 
East Street are all touched on with a keen 
truthfulness that neither spares nor exagger- 

Was there ever mystery better handled than 
that secret of the " Flying Scud ?" I read the 
book in the mea°re installments that Serib- 
ner's gave me each month, and, as I followed 
that desperate search, that exploration of hull 
and mast, I wondered what event, what 
strange incident could explain and yet form 
an adequate climax for a series of minor 
happenings so long sustained. And only 
with the last chapter the clue came. What 
shall I say of that marvelous narrative which 
tells the story of the " Nora Cieina's " voyage. 
" Day after day the sun flamed, night after 
night the moon beaconed, or the stars paraded 
their lustrous regiment." There is that 
cyclone in the tropics, "when the frightened 
leaps of the schooner, spanking like a stag for 
bare existence bruised me between table and 
berth. Overhead the wild huntsman of the 
storm passed continuously in one blare of 
mingled noises; screaming wind, straining 
timber; lashing rope's end, pounding block 
and bursting sea contributed." Here is a bit: 
" It seemed incredible that any creature of 
man's art could long endure the barbarous 
mishandling of the Seas. Kicked as the 
schooner was from mountain side to mountain 

side, beaten and blown upon and wrenched in 
ever}- joint and sinew like a child upon the 

Then, there are the chapters of Carthew's 
life, his experiences in the gardens at .Sydney, 
his toil on the railroad at South Clifton, and 
his adventures as first mate of the " Cur- 
rency Lass " — prose that for vividness, fiber, 
and insight excel those famous chapters in 
" Kidnaped." Stevenson has done little 
finer than that terrible scene in the cabin of 
the " Flying Scud " where Mac stabs Captain 
Trent, and the viking mate, Goddedaal, 
knocks out Hemstead's brains. The carnage 
that follows is horrible; the remorse of the 
murders depicted with a thrilling power that 
is genius. Some one has claimed the char- 
acter of Captain Nares as a new one in fiction. 
Pinkerton too, is a rare type, saved from 
exaggeration by those curious outbursts of 
self-depreciation he indulged in. Vet he 
seems to me the weakest element in the story, 
though it is hard to concentrate the identity 
of so diffuse a character. 

Conan Doyle has developed a faculty for 
writing interesting detective stories. Those 
of us who read the Sunday papers are 
acquainted with the remarkable capabilities of 
Sherlock Holmes, his marvelous powers of 
observation, his keen instincts, and his won- 
derful intuition. However mysterious the 
crime, one feels he will ferret out the perpe- 
trator and relieve the obscurity however pro- 
found. The volume I have here, called " The 
Doings of Raffles Haw," is an entertaining 
narrative of no especial value. The hero has 
discovered the law of the electrical transposition 
of metals, and by the action of powerful batteries 
on lead turns it first to quicksilver, then to 
platinum, and finally to, gold. He is thus 
enabled to manufacture the precious metal in 
whatever quantities he desires and becomes a 
millionaire many thousand times over. His 
love for a maiden called Laura, and the danger- 
ous and debasing influence of all this great 
wealth on those who come in contact with it, 
make the story. The climax is the discovery 
by Haw of the duplicity of his inamorata 
which causes him to wreck his apparatus and 
the secret of the process dies with him. 

The literary output of W. E. Norris one is 
bound to read. I cannot become enthusiastic 
over the three stories given to the world by 
the title of the first and longest " Jack's 
Father." About this sketch there is a sug- 
gestion of Thackeray, but not the author of 
" Vanity Fair," a diluted Thackeray who 
needs compression and touching up. The 
idea is good enough, but the telling is long 
drawn out. "The Wingham Case" is an im- 
provement on its predecessors, but lacks much 
of being a work of art. Still, the unconscious 
egotism of the butler, who is the narrator, is 
admirably preserved through the story, the 
plot of which has all the beauty of famil- 
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The UlaVe 


Issued Weekly from Office of Publication at San 

San Francisco, July 23, 1892. 

bombs that destroyed the police and citizens, 
they have armed Pinkerton's Hessians, and 
now they put weapons in the hands of the work- 
ingmen, licensing them to slay and destroy 
whatever their ignorance finds inimical to 
them; and one can imagine the horde of time- 
servers and place-seekers bidding these forces 
advance and tear each other to pieces. And I 
sincerely hope they will doit. 


An instructive lesson is found in the dis- 
patches printed in the daily press from Chi- 
cago, wherein it is stated that the Secretary of 
State has granted a license to the Carpenters' 
Union of that city to form a military organiza- 
tion. At the present time the announce- 
ment has a wide-spread interest, as its 
meaning is easily within the range of compre- 
hension of the most obtuse. It points to the 
inevitable war between labor and capital, of 
which the Homestead battle was merely a 
skirmish. It means that labor, having got its 
first taste of blood in a stand-up fight, and 
having conquered an invading army of 
Hessians, is anxious to settle all differences 
with the greatest arbitrator of difficulties the 
world has seen — the rifle. 

A Peace Congress is a slow and unwieldy 
instrument for the remedying of labor's 
wrongs; arbitration committees, in which the 
brains and influence are on the side of capital, 
are scarcely likely to deal fairly with the weaker 
body: and the workingman, betrayed by his 
fellows on the one hand and outwitted by his 
masters on the other, is compelled to seek 
other means of redress and make effort to 
secure fair treatment by recourse to what is 
considered the only fair way of settling a 
quarrel, a test of strength. 

The Wavk notes with considerable con- 
cern the attitude of the authorities in this 
momentous crisis. Cowardice and a desire to 
pander to the necessities of politics have 
placed in the hands of working men and their 
opponents implements of death that should be 
found only on the shoulders of United States 
troops or in the Government arsenals. In the 
granting of a license to the Carpenters' Coun- 
cil of Chicago to bear arms there is a note of 
danger that strikes louder than a declaration 
of war between nations. It means a desultory, 
but nevertheless long, cruel, and bloody, war 
(jf labor against capital, in which those who 
have made this manner of arbitration neces- 
sary will probably be the only ones who will 
not suffer. 

In the State of Illinois was fostered social- 
ism, which, nursed at the breast of political 
pusillanimity, became Anarchy: there Pink- 
ertonism has its home, and there labor is to be 
armed and drilled and mobilized; in the name 
of heaven, let the struggle end there. The 
politicians of that great State have been a 
curse to it; they have bowed to every creed and 
sect and organization that had a vote; they 
put in the hands of anarchy the rifles and 


The railroad editor of my esteemed contem- 
porary, the Daily Report, entertains the idea 
( I judge from his observations in a recent issue 
of his paper) that he understands the points 
of an article on the railroad question printed 
in this journal last Saturday. But I can pos- 
itively assure him that his reading has been 
totally defective. I say his reading has been 
defective, because I hesitate to charge so hon- 
orable a gentleman as this distinguished rail- 
road constructor with literary chicanery. 

Tin; Wave did not say that the abolition o! 
the Railroad Commission would frighten away 
foreign capital, nor did it say that the con- 1 
struction of a competing overland railroad 
would increase rates of transportation. I am 
moved to make these corrections because my 
esteemed contemporary seems to think that 
such was the purport of The Wavk's remarks. 
Of course, I could have published a diagram 
with the article which might have saved the 
Report's expert the trouble of attempting to 
comprehend it, but it is sufficiently hard to 
find brains to write these things without 
undertaking to supply brains to understand 

There is one question, however, asked by 
my esteemed contemporary which ought to be 
answered. Having set up the arguments 
which he imagines are contained in the 
article in question, he asks, " Does the South- 
ern Pacific Company think Californians are 
idiots ? " 

As I do not enjoy the personal confidence 
of the railroad Octopus or Monster (whichever 
may be the proper designation) I cannot say 
what it thinks. But, for myself, I can assert 
with positiveness that whatever may be the 
mental condition of the people of California, 
one thing is certain: Its anti-railroad editors 
are not idiots. They know what they want, 
and they want it in a form that will jingle. 
There is just one trouble with them, however, 
the largeness of their vision, as Mrs. Malaprop 
might say, is slightly obscured by the density 
of their apprehension. If this is not the case, 
I will beat my pen into a lawn-mower and 
read the editorials in the Report in expiation 
for the sin of guessing incorrectly. The Report, 
by its ill-advised and rabid statements, is driv- 
ing capital away from the Coast; it is discourag- 
ing merchants whose money is invested here; if 
it has any influence at all, it is not used for the 
good of California. I doubt its sincerity on the 
railroad question, and I doubt that it has the 
best interests of the State or people at heart in 
its editorial conduct of a fight that had its 
origin in the Report's greed, that was con- 
tinued in anger, and that is now carried on in 

spite. The people have fathomed the Report's 
troubles, and ever since the time when John, 
Mr. John, Colonel John, and General John 
Dash subscribed large amounts to a compet- 
ing railroad, on the bonus of which my even- 
ing contemporary was to get a commission, 
there has been a grave suspicion in the public 
mind that Mr. Bunker was using the people 
of California to snatch his nicely-roasted chest- 
nuts from a fire that was too hot for his deli- 
cate fingers. If the Report would only give 
its readers credit for possessing common sense, 
its editor saved the humiliation of 
appearing as the journalistic jester of San 
Francisco, but I suppose allowance should be 
made for the man who can call junk bought 
in St. Paul a new press in this city. 


The Democracy of California can promise 
itself the greatest campaign that it has ever 
known, and has every reason to expect a 
magnificent victory. Everything is favorable; 
the overwhelming choice of her people and of 
her .State Convention has been chosen the head 
of the ticket, and the utmost enthusiasm pre- 
vails. The Republicans on the other hand 
are discouraged. Their choice for President 
— Blaine — was beaten aud banished from 
public life, and a man particularly distasteful 
to the people of this Coast was nominated. 
Recent events have increased the general dis- 
gust. The labor troubles in Pennsylvania and 
elsewhere have given the lie to the protection 
to labor pretension, and have made the Repub- 
lican platform ludicrous in the light of facts. 
All this the party in this State is prepared 
to take advantage of, as its State Central 
Committee is vigorous, intelligent, and honest. 

The condition of the Republican Party in 
California is pitiable, and if The Wave had 
any sympathy to waste it might bestow it on 
the faction that had its choice for President 
overlooked; on the leaders who have had the 
primaries stolen from them by the most cor- 
rupt practices that ever disgraced a local elec- 
tion: on the people who will be asked to 
march to the polls under the leadership of 
thieves, saloon-keepers, and other sorts of 
plug-uglies. The best Republicans in the 
State are sulking or publicly stating that they 
will not follow the standard-bearers; protec- 
tion has become a by-word; McKinleyism is a 
stench in the nostrils of the workingman: 
Harrison's very picture freezes eloquence, and 
Reid's name is a synonym for non-unionism 
and cheap labor. 

TALKING about that creature so dear to the 
Republican heart (at election time), the work- 
ingman, and his desire for protection, would it 
be out of place to ask who will protect him 
from the cannon in Mr. Carnegie's Homestead 
works ? 

* * * 

The Wave's circulation list is better than 
the Blue Book; everyone in the Society Direc- 
tory reads this journal, and advertisers are 
learning the fact. 


1 1 



The science of Heraldry is of great im- 
portance to the historian and the antiquary 
in tracing from early records the progress of 
great families. It not only supplies the origin 
of great family names, but it also enables the 
reader to trace illustrious alliances made by 
intermarriages between historic houses, which 
otherwise would have been forgotten. 

In a new country like America, and in the 
newer part of it — California — -it is natural that 
there should be a lack of the actual and lineal 
descendants of those great families in Europe 
who are privileged, by virtue of their illus- 
trious ancestry, to bear escutcheons embla- 
zoned with heraldic symbols. But, while San 
Francisco does not boast of a 400 such as one 
discovers in New York, it seems that there 
are just a few left here who preserve the 
honorable heraldic traditions which have 
attached to the name they bear in the mists of 
past ages. Of course, there may be several 
score of persons who do not hesitate to place 
the crests appertaining to their distinguished 
names at the head of their letter paper, but 
this class is extensive when compared with 
the select few who complete the heraldic 

In point of rank Baron Von Schroeder 
bears the palm in society, of course. He is the 
son of a German baron, and, in consequence, 
he is entitled, equally with his many brothers, 
to bear a similar title. The magnificent coat 
of arms which he places upon his note paper 
is fully an inch long, and its colors are so 
gorgeous and varied that at some distance 
away it resembles the vignette of a land- 
scape; such appears frequently upon the 
heading of the hotel paper at some famous 
watering- place in Europe. In London the 
Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot permits his 
historic coronet to grace his hansom cabs for 
the sake of the excellent advertisement it 
gives. Baron Von Schroeder possesses in his 
crest and ancestral escutcheon a far more 
valuable opportunity. He is a young man of 
quiet, gentlemanly manners, who came to 
California to seek his fortune in 1881, and 
such diligence and fortitude did he exhibit 
that very quickly he had won it. He is emi- 
nently a practical man in business, and keeps 
one of our finest suburban hotels. His coat 
of arms may be denoted heraldically as 

Argent, per fesse gules, three roses proper, 
and three estoilees azure- 

Supporters: A lion or, and a unicorn 

Crest: From a baron's helmet a rose and 
its leaves proper. 

Motto: Vincit Veritas. 

With the Baron, the nobility of San Fran- 
cisco begins and ends, unless you include the 
reverend father who presides over the 
church of Notre Dame des Victoires. He is a 

French Prince, but his life is spent in the 
utmost retirement, and he even shrinks from 
using his crest. 

In Society, however, one of our leading 
members is Joseph D. Redding, who is the 
descendant of a fine, old English county fam- 
ily. The name is of Saxon origin, though there 
is undoubtedly much Norman blood in Mr. 
Redding's veins, acquired collaterally. 

He heads his note paper with his coat of 
arms, is content to represent in gilt alone, 
although properly it should be done in colors 
like the Baron Von Schroeder's. 

Here it is as it should be : Or, three boars' 
heads, sable. Crest: A griffin sedant holding a 
laurel wreath in its beak. Motto : La vertu 
est la scale noblesse. 

It may be added that Mr. Redding does not 
wear his coat of arms on the note paper which 
he uses in his legal business, nor does he 
place his crest upon his luggage when he 
travels; but he is content to reserve it for 
dainty billets, and dinner invitations. 

John Washington is a well-known figure on 
our streets, and is a lineal descendant of the 
famous Bushrod Washington, who forgave 
his son George for chopping down a cherry 
tree in order to expedite his opportunity to 
steal the cherries. Mr. Washington inherits 
all the qualities of his race and would scorn to 
do an ignoble act even if there was money in 
it. He bears no motto, although it should be 
by rights "Noblesse oblige.'' His arms are: 
Argent, two bars gules, in chief three estoilees 
gules. Crest: Out of a coronet argent acock 

The Babcock family is represented by 
William and Henry Babcock, who possess an 
ample fortune inherited by them from their 
late father. They reside at San Rafael most 
of the year, though they have residences in San 
Francisco. Their coat of arms is as follows: 
Argent, three bars gules, in fesse, three cocks 
proper. Crest: A cock's head erased. Motto: 
Deus spes mea. 

The Barredas are of ancient Castilian descent. 
The late Frederick Barreda was a well-known 
diplomate in South America, and was at one 
time Ambassador from Peru to the Court of St. 
James. On his removal to New York, Mr. 
Barreda took a magnificent house near Madi- 
son Square, at a rental of $ 20,000 a year. A 
superb country-house was built at Newport, 
and was maintained in princely style. Re- 
verses came, however, and at hisdeath Mr. Bar- 
reda left only $100,000 as the remnant of his 
once great fortune. The faruilv coat of arms 
is as follows: Argent, three estoilees argent on 
a bend azure. Crest: An arm embowed in 
armor holding a battle-ax proper. Motto: 
Fealtad a firmeza. 

The Crockers are from an ancient Devon- 
shire family, which long ago spelt the name 
Croker. Although the members of the family 
here possess a coat of arms, it is not used by any 
of them commonly. It may be furbished up 
some day, perhaps, and brought forth from its 
long seclusion. Here it is, however : Argent, 
a chevron engrailed gules, between three 
ravens proper. Crest: A drinking cup or, with 

three fleurs-de-lis proper, above it, and the 
centre a rose gules. Motto : Deus aliit eos. 
An old Devon motto says : " Crocker, Crewys, 
and Copelstone." 

" When the conqueror came were at home." 

The Bufords, who are relatives of the. 
Crockers, are proud of their armorial bearings, 
and do not hesitate to adorn their stationery 
and family plate with a crest. It consists of: 
Arms, quarterly; France, azure; three fleurs- 
de-lis or; and England, gules, three lions 
passants, guardants, in pale or; all within a 
bordure composing argent and azure. Crest: 
A portcullis or. Supporters: a panther and a 
wyvern. Motto: Mufarc vel iimere spemo. 
This coat of arms is accompanied by a ducal 

It may seem strange that the Bufords are 
thus permitted to wear the royal arms of 
England and France, together with a ducal 
coronet, and the bearings in their entirety of 
his grace, the Duke of Somerset, but then it 
must be remembered that the Bufords claim 
that their name was anciently Beaufort. The 
arms they place upon their paper are thOse of 
the Somerset family in England, which, by 
the way, is descended from Charles Somerset, 
illegitimate son of the Duke of Somerset, who 
lived in 1496, and whose descendant was made 
Duke of Beaufort in 1682. 

There are several families of Carrolls in San 
Francisco, and they all trace their lineage to 
the fine old Irish houses of that name, and 
this is how they describe their arms: Argent, 
two lions combatant gules, supporting a 
sword erect in pole proper; in the dexter chief 
point a cross, fiery sable. Crest: On a stump of 
tree a falcon rising, belled proper; charged on 
the breast with a cross, fiery sable. Motto: 
Fleet i, non frcingi. 

The Hall McAllisters are descended from 
the celebrated Scotch chief, Angus Vic Ean 
Dubh, or Augus McAllister, with a pedigree 
that goes back through the mists of ages till 
it comes to Adam. Ward McAllister, in New 
York, is very proud of his genealogical history, 
and makes an especial point of displaying his 
armorial bearings. They are: Arms, or, an eagle 
displayed gules, armed, sable, surmounted on 
the breast of a galley of the first, a border of 
the third charged with three crosses-crosslet 
fitchees, argent. Crest: A dexter arm in armor 
erect, the hand holding a dagger in pole all 
proper; a watchword over the crest: "Fortiter." 
Motto: Per mare et terras. Supporters, dexter, 
I a bear pierced in the back with an arrow, and 
sinister an eagle, all proper. 

Anciently the chiefs of the McAllisters 
were Lords of the Isles and Cantyre. 

Mrs. Wise was a Miss McAllister, and her 
husband has a coat of likewise. It is described 
as sable, three chevronel ermine, and is the 
same as that of the old family of Wyse, that 
lived once at Lydenham in England. 

The Peytons are of old Irish stock and 
place upon their stationery: Arms, a cross 
engrailed, or; in first quarter a mullet argent. 
Crest: A griffin sejeaut, or. Motto : Patior, 

The Thorntons first came to Massachusetts 









in 1 63 1, and the family quickly was distribu- 
ted through north and south. The branch in 
this city is part of the southern Thorntons. 
Their escutcheon is as follows : Argent, a 
chevron sable between three thorn trees proper. 

Crest' Out of a ducal coronet a lion's head The American critic is waiting for the 
proper Motto: Fideli certa merces. American playwright, and when the latter 

ludge Wallace's family boast of a fine coat of comes he will receive a warm reception. Our 
arms which they have' inherited from the i censors of the play will club their pens and 
famous old Scotch family of that ilk. Arms, beat the poor man over the head until he is as 
gules, on a pile between two ostrich heads senseless as they are. I confidently expect to 

does much toward making the play a success, 
as do Miss Hawkins, Miss Eilson, Miss Adams, 
Thomas Oberle, and Frank Corrigan. Miss 
Tyler hardly has the dramatic force require.! 
by her part. In the first act she is entirely 
passive, a girl on exhibition, and throughout 
\ her movements seem to be guided by rules 
I that are certainly wrong. ' ' The Lost Para- 
dise " will be continued next week. 

erased, argent, each holding a horseshoe in 
the beak; or, a lion rampant on the field. Crest: 
In front of fern vert, an ostrich's head erased, 
argent; holding in the beak a horseshoe or. 
Motto: Bsperance. 


Commencing Tuesday, March 15th, at two p. M. 
from Los Angeles, and Wednesday at eight a. m. 
from San Francisco, and every Tuesday and Wednes- 
day thereafter, the Burlington Route will run its 
regular summer excursions with Pullman Tourist 
•Sleeping Cars to Chicago via Salt Lake City and Den- 
ver. For particulars aud excursion folder, apply 

see the American dramatic critics organize 
themselves into an " Association for the Sup- 
pression of Originality in American Play- 
wrights;" when that is done the members will 
take their second degree in "The Chapter 
of Illogical Belaborers of American Actors 
who show signs of Genius or Ability." 
sturdy manner in which the dramatic critic 
damns everything American gives me reason 
for expecting these things. 

Mr. De Mille has adapted a play, "The 

The Daly Company, at Stockwell's, has done 
a splendid business during its season here, 
and the remaining week promises to be as 
prosperous as any. "The School for Scan- 
dal " had some surprises in it; notably the 
characterization given Lady Teazle by Miss 
Rehan and the unpardonable forgetfulness or 
<p"j^ negligence of Mr. Wheatleigh. The perform - 
" 1 ance generally was an excellent one, but 
neither as neat nor as pleasurable as some that 
have been given by companies with less repu- 
tation. Tennyson's "Foresters" was pre- 

Lost Paradise:" it was wiitten by Mr. Fnlda 
in German. We who do not understand the 
to agent, Burlington Route at 204 South Spring accursed language as well as the critics might 
Street, Los 

Angeles, or 32 Montgomery Street, San never have seen t l,i s drama, which IS un- 

questionably one of the best and strongest 

plays that has been presented here in some 




beautifies the skin and feeds the tissues, 
preventing the shrinkage which produces 
wrinkles. Not a Cosmetic, but a Natural 
skin Tonic which most skins, hungry for 
nourishment, absorb like a sponge. Drug 

sented on Thursday night, and criticism will 
be reserved until next week. On Monday 
evening " The School for Scandal " will be 
presented again, and the bill for the remaining 
evenings promises a feast for theatre-goers. 
Following the Daly Company comes Miss 


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years. Whether we are indebted to Mr. De J effr >' s Lewis in the melodraraa 
Mille or to Mr. Fulda for its strength and " The Witch," which was presented at the 
force and virility, I do not know, and I do not Bush Street Theatre this week, has done a 
care; I am, however, willing to wager my goo d business and will hold the boards for 
immortal parts against the last year's reso- another week. Miss Frohman is a clever 
g'rstsori^maikii.oo^ lutious of the American critic that it has lost young lady, who has considerable dramatic 

Woman's Lifeand devoted to the care of Face Very little of its strength in the adaptation or power. The pleasure one has in her produc- 

translation. tions, however, is somewhat marred by her 

" The Lost Paradise " is a labor and capital mannerisms. One matter, which may be 
play; employe and employer are characterized | slight, is her method of protruding her arm. 
much as we sae them in real life; the natural ; That member is held in a peculiar manner 
has not been sacrificed on the altar of situation; that hurts one's eye as much as a grain of sand 
art here is the vehicle of a lesson, and the on the pupil would. The company, which is 
play brings the stage nearer to what it should large, is above the average, and there is 
be, and what it will ultimately become, than ! apparent an earnest effort to make the play a 
almost any other production that I have seen success. Indeed, I think "The Witch" 
in San Francisco. It lacks something of ful- ; would go on its own merits, but the manage- 
filling the purpose of the drama, no doubt, j me nt saw fit to present to every lady who was 
but it is a hopeful sign when the mummer on the lower floor at the 450th performance a 
stands forth as does the preacher or the orator silver souvenir spoon. So many people were 
to redress injuries and right wrongs, as in the unable to be present that night that Mr. Froh- 
" Lost Paradise." man will make next Monday another souvenir 

It may be that I have a kindly feeling night. The spoon is the most valuable pres- 
toward Mr. William Morris, a personal rega d ent a theatrical company has given away: 
a study for aii that is distinct from my esteem of him as an there is no advertisement on it, and it is of 

Next Week, Second and Last But One 

Every Evening Matinee Saturday Only 


The Heartiest Indorsement Kver Accorded an American 
Play by a San Francisco Audience Was Given to 


admiraiily I'Rksented by 



A Living Lesson lor the Laboring Man 
Classes of Theatregoers. 


Handsomest Theatre in the World. 
At. Havman & Co Proprietor 

J. J. Gottlob Managei 

Monday, July 25th Last Week 




actor; but out of the estimate I place on his 
professional work merely, I believe that no 
mummer who is now basking in the favor of 
an American audience could fill the place of 
Reuben Warner better than he does or point 
the moral that the story conveys clearer or j 
with more truthfulness. Long ago the predic- 
tion was made in these columns that Mr. 
Morris would hold a foremost place on the 
stage, and I heartily rejoice that he has made 
good the prophecy. The pleasure he felt at 
the splendid ovation he received on Monday 
night was shared by a large number of people. 
Here is where Mr. Morris has his strength : 
On the stage he is the person whom he char- 
Tl'XEDO acterizes, he impresses one with the idea that 
— he has studied the part; that he knows just 
where the line between art and nature is J 
drawn; he is the man. There is but one thing 
to which I should draw Mr. Morris' attention: 
At the end of sentences he invariably flat- 
tens his voice, which spreads to unusual and 
sometimes unpleasant volume. This is, in 
my judgment, a defect, but one that is not 
without remedy. W. H. Crompton gives 
a thoughtful presentation of the character of 
Andrew Knowlton, who demands that a man 
whom he has greatly injured continue to bear 
the wrong. Orrin Johnson seems stiff and flat in 
the part of Ralph Standish, and is placed in a 
In the near future. Little I lppett ridiculous position by the lines. Cyril Scott 

sterling silver. 

" Gloriana " is doing a better business at 
the California than it did at the Baldwin. I 
suppose the difference in price has much to do 
with the greater measure of success; the play 
is an excellent dollar-a-seat, and a very poor 
$i.50-a-seat, farce comedy. It has attracted 
large audiences to the California, and is making 
money for the management. 


Monday, Vug. ist, 


MR. M. B. LHAVITT Lessee aud Proprietor 


I, K. Siockwsll Lessee and Proprietor 

Alf Kli.inohouse Business .Manager 


. Manager 


Marie Hubert Frohman 



Commencing Monday, July 25th 

Positively Farewell Appearance in San Francisco o[ 


Monday Evening, .... XAXCY & CO. 

TllMdaj Evening, Wedne«da\ Matin, i •. - LoVE IX TANDEM 
Wednesday Evening, - - LOTTERY OF LoVE 

Thursday and Friday Ev'gs, Sttardvj Mutime, 

Saturday Evening, - - - A XUiHT OFF 


Next, Commencing Monday, August 1st 

Supported by the Stockwell Com pan \ of Players 
Carefully Presenting the Society I>raii<a 




ROOM 83. 


' 1 Did you ever note the intimacy between 
George Philander and Jack Mainwaring ? " 
" Yes, indeed." 

" And on Philander's part I've often won- 
dered why it was so deferential, one might say 

"Well, there was a woman in the case — 
Philander's wife." 

" Extraordinary ! " 

' ' You are naturally surprised that the apol- 
ogetic manner is assumed by the injured hus- 
band, and your astonishment will increase 
when I tell you that the two men went out 

" Oh, come now ! You don't mean to say 
that glorious, slow, old Jack ever exchanged 
shots with anybody ? ' ' 

" That's just what I mean, and Mrs. Phil- 
ander was the cause of it. ' ' 

" But I never saw anything about it in the 
papers ! " 

" True; while a good deal that isn't so gets 
in the papers, what is so doesn't get into them 
now and then, and this little flare-up between 
two ancient friends about the wife of one of 
them was a case in point. Philander and 
Mainwaring, you must know, were like twins 
until a considerable time after George's mar- 
riage to Sally Halleck. They patronized the 
same tailor, drank the same brands, smoked 
the same cigars, and their opinions about men, j 
women, horses, dogs, and guns were identi- 
cal. But wedlock often throws a shadow over 
old friendships. After George and Sally set 
up house Jack had the run of it until the hus- j 
band awoke to a realization that he wanted to 
have such a sumptuous creature as Mrs. Phil- 
ander all to himself. Knowing Jack as I do, 1 
I am sure his manner towards Sally was noth- 
ing more than a reflection of his friendship for 
George, and if she was kind to Jack, and a bit 
free and confidential, it was because she was j 
woman of the world enough to appreciate a 
splendid fellow who, being George's greatest 
friend, could be admitted to comradeship. 

" However, as I have hinted, George came | 
to have an insane affection for his wife, and 
sense and sentiment not going well in harness, 
the two men fell apart, and for a while Mrs. 
Philander showed George what she thought 
of him with a sort of highbred and consuming 
fierceness. Matters were in this state when 
the couple, having spent a dull, domestic sum- 
mer at their place in Westchester, took car- 
riage one day to drive to the city, Sally saying 
that as the moon was at the full, they might 
complete the journey by night, and the excur- 
sion would be a novelty, anyway. They were 
just rolling into Mahopac when a rack of 
ugly-looking clouds overspread the west, and 
an oppressive closeness in the air told them 
that they could go on only at the risk of get- 
ting drenched, if no worse. And as, more- 
over, Sally had an hysterical dread of light- 
ning, they decided to abandon the drive for 
that afternoon, and put up at the Tevis Hotel, 
a cheery, rambling house of entertainment 
much patronized by those of the smart set who 
have estates in the neighborhood. A consid- 
eration that also influenced them was the 
probability that they would meet somebody in 
their own circle at the hotel. 

" Sure enough, as they drove up Sally spied 
her dear friend Mrs. Amy Tennant fanning 
herself and looking unspeakably bored, on the 
piazza. As George and his wife alighted he 
told her he would register and secure a room, 
while she might have a chat with Mrs. Ten- 
nant. The two women had not seen each 

other for a month, and Amy had been to 
Newport since their last meeting, so there was 
a lot of delicious scandal to discuss. They 
sat at least two hours in wicker chairs talk- 
ing spicily and spitefully about the frailities 
of their sex and the naughtiness of the other. 

" Meanwhile George had their bags brought 
in and had gone upstairs to see that his room 
had a westerly outlook. At the foot of the 
stairs, as he came down, Paul Howard ran 
against him. 

" ' By Jove, old man ! ' said Paul, ' de- 
lighted to see you. I'm dying of doing noth- 
ing here. Come and have a game of bil- 

"'Just a moment, old boy,' said George, 
' while I go the desk.' 

" 'Tell Mrs. Philander when she comes in," 
said he to the clerk (there happened to have 
been a change at the desk, by the way, while 
George was upstairs), ' tell Mrs. Philander to 
go to Room 83. The door is open.' And 
then he rushed off to do battle with Paul at 

''Well, in the course of time Mrs. Philander 
and Mrs. Tennant kissed again and parted, 
and Sally came in, got her instructions and 
mounted the stairs. Everybody looked at her, 
as everybody does when a beautiful woman 
who knows how to manage her draperies 
swings herself up a flight of stairs. George 
just then was clicking the ivories in blissful 
oblivion of his wife. Mrs. Philander, with 
her airy but stately carriage, proceeded to 
Room 83 and pushed open the door. Cigar 
smoke floated out at her, the incense of a 
perfecto that George invariably bought. As 
she crossed the threshold a heavy breathing 
made her pause. It was George's snore — 
there was no mistaking its unvarying 
timbre. And there was the little spot 
of baldness on the back of George's 
head just showing over the top of a leather 
chair drawn up facing the window. A half- 
consumed cigar lay on the sill, placed 
there by the smoker, overcome by drowsiness. 
A pair of patent leather shoes — evidently 
George's shoes — stood to the right of the big 
chair. ' Poor George, he must be very tired,' 
said Sally, ' I won't disturb him.' But Sally 
was tired, too, after her talk with Amy Ten- 
nant, and thought she would like to lie down 
on the bed and take a siesta. So she removed 
her waist, and the air wandering .in through 
the lattice touched her bare arms with delic- 
ious coolness. Then she sat down on a chair 
to take off her shoes, while her eye rested on 
George's bare spot, and she wondered whether 
he would ever have hair there again. Now I 
don't know why a woman in removing her 
shoes always drops them with a bang on the 
floor from the height of the knee where the 
foot lies, but they all do, from Eve down, if 
Eve ever went shod. That is what Sally did, 
unthinking, of course. Presto, change! The 
figure in the chair woke up and the door 
opened at the same time. George stood in the 
doorway (he had been shamefully beaten at 
billiards), and a sleepy face peered round the 
back of the chair. 

"'My God, you, Mainwaring!' roared 
George. ' And this is why you wanted to 
come here,' turning furiously on his wife. 

"Sally — her very arms blushing, you can 
imagine the situation — glanced helplessly from 
George to Jack, and opened her lips to speak. 
'I say,' began Jack, rising in shirt-sleeves 
stupidly from his chair, but without the least 
notion of what he was going to say, or what 
the matter was, in fact. ' You needn't speak, 
either of you,' shouted George, hoarse and 
white with rage; ' the whole thing's outra- 
geously plain. I've been fooled before, but now 
the murder's out. You two can go away to- 

gether and be damned to you, but first, Main- 
waring, you'll step down to the billiard-room, 
where I'll have something to say to you pri- 
vately.' And George flung himself down the 

"Jack's brain, as you know, is slow to 
move. He saw that his frieird's wife was in a 
room he bad taken during the morning (he 
was riding down from Lenox to the city), and 
he saw his friend glaring and foaming at the 
mouth irr the doorway. It was evident that 
his friend thought that he had met Mrs. Phi- 
lander there by appointment, and Mrs. Philan- 
der had no right to be there, especially as she — 
well, slow old Jack couldn't understand it, and 
when George bounced out of sight, Jack sol- 
emnly put on his shoes arrd his coat and moved 
towards the door, orrly noticing Sally's hyster- 
ical ' George must have lost his mind ' with 
' Ya-as.' 

" By the time Jack found the billiard-room, 
George had told the dreadful affair to Paul 
Howard, and bid him see a friend of Main- 
waring's, for he meant to shoot him full of 
holes. A more mischievous loafer tharr How- 
ard could not have turned up to he-devil 
the situation. The possibility, not alone the 
prospect, of a real duel betweerr two of his 
friends at any time or place was sufficient to 
intoxicate him and deprive him of any sense 
he had in calmer moments. He hunted up a 
fellow-harebrain named Rogers — J. Wellesly 
Rogers— who was about the hall, and they 
found Mainwaring pacing the billiard-room 
and ejaculating every now and then ' the 
devil ! ' ' George Philander wants to fight 
you,' Howard broke in on him. ' Ya-as, 
ya-as, I suppose the damned fool does,' said 
Jack, ' and I suppose we'll have to. Can't ex- 
plain now. Easier afterwards.' Jack didn't 
have a friend iir the hotel, and accepted J. 
Wellesly, to whom, of course, he vouchsafed no 
account of what had happened, for he was the 
slowest man to talk in the world, and therr the 
only idea fixed in his dear old skull was to 
compromise Sally as little as possible. 

" Well, George wairted to shoot at Jack just 
as quick as a place could be found, andinhalf an 
hour the whole party was dowrr in a clearing 
in Beecharn's woods. The weapons were six- 
shooters — forty-fours — as a dueling pistol was 
a thing none of them had. The six-shooters 
were Howard's, arrd he assured both men — ■ 
neither of whorrr, I think, could have hit the 

•utile Lord rdi. 
■El, f«j[QfyTj j Dpq . . t y. 



side of a church — that they would never have 
tiuer weapons in their hands. 'You will 
fire between the words one and three,' said 
Howard. ' One ' (bang went George); ' Two ' 
(bang went Jack); 'Thr — " Neither man 
hit — never in any danger — moreover, Jack had 
fired into the ground. Of course, George 
wanted another shot, and while demanding it 
of Howard he reached round to his hip pocket 
and whipped out his handkerchief to wipe the 
perspiration from his face. With the hand- 
kerchief came a hotel key that rattled to the 
ground. George stooped to pick it up, and as 
he did so his face blanched. Then he fixed 
a look on it in the palm of his hand as he 
straightened up. 

" ' You want another shot ? ' asked Howard, 
sweetly. ' No; damn another shot,' blurted 
George, and then he walked excitedly 
towards Jack, without noticing Howard fur- 
ther. ' Have you got your hotel key with you, 
old man ? 1 said George, addressing Jack, in 
beautiful defiance of the etiquette of the field of 
honor. Jack did have his key and produced 
it. ' 83,' said George, looking at it, ' and 
mine is 38.' 

" You can imagine the rest, but you can't 
imagine how George made up with Sally." 

"That, indeed, explains the husband's 
apologetic manner," commented the listener 
when the narrator stopped. "And are the 
three as chummy as ever now ? " 

" More so." 

" Indeed ! What a happy family ! " — Town 




ing season means something serious; however, 
the hospital accommodation of the city is not 
as bad as it might be. 

Some time since we were threatened with a 
plague of Jankow pianos, but the epidemic 
did not make great progress. One of our 
pianists undertook to import one of the instru- 
ments, the all wise hand of Providence saw 
fit to remove him to the country whence 
none return and where the harp is quite pop- 
ular. Mandolins, guitars, and banjos are 
common, they have almost ceased to be a fad, 
indeed, they are developing into the chronic 
stage. The Ladies' Orchestra, however, is very 
promising, exciting in fact, the trombonist 
with the notes that never came, and the horn 
with a fray in eveo' tone, these and the dis- 
play of plump arms in gracious attitudes and 
an extraordinary number of sweet and charm- 
ing faces would excuse much worse music. Martin. 


The arts among the benefits they confer 
upon mankind give employment to a vast 
army of eccentrics who would otherwise lan- 
guish in the limbo left for those who are not 
the fittest. Music, in its composition, pursuit 
and course of performance, occupies the atten- 
tion of this class more than any other art, and 
the increase in the number and variety of its 
"professors" verges upon being appalling. 
The main object of nine-tenths of the study 
and practice of music is an attempt to supply 
a sop to the universal vanity of the average 

It is a misfortune for some of our musicians 
to be obliged to keep all they have of the 
quality, there should be millions to be had if 
sale and barter of the overplus were feasible. 
Kings may be great, but the sight of the musi- 
cian unfolding the principalities, powers, 
territories, and possessions of vainglory shames 
all the regal pageants of the present or any 
age. Having grown up out of the scheme of 
things, or perhaps invented by some of the 
clever people whose duties and pleasures bid 
them formulate methods for the gratification 
of the passions, a large and vigorous crop of 
fads are at present alluring the musical public. 
Two things they have in common, the eleva- 
tion of the devotee into the realms of the 
uncommon, and the absolutely valueless 
quality of the fad. 

Really distinguished amongst us h the 
lately developed talent for whistling grown 
apparently dear to the female heart. Since 
the advent of Mrs. Shaw thick as mosquitos 
in San Rafael have grown the lady whistlers. 
A noble rage possesses their erstwhile gentle- 
bosoms, they are out for public applause and 
mean to have it. If the lip action is not 
enough then there are limbs, faces, and forms 
to be displayed to a prodigal extent. The 
tooting of Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven, 
and all the classic composers that intends to 
come from delicate lips during the approach- 


No hotel in this State has the reputation in 
the Kast that excellence of management, close 
attention to the cuisine, and complete ar- 
rangements for the comfort of guests have 
given the California. This hostelry, in the 
brief period since its opening, has done much 
toward bringing San Francisco forward as a 
metropolitan city, rivalling as it does the 
best in the East. From the very start, it 
was designed to take the first place among 
the hotels of the country, and every move 
since then has been with the object in view of 
keeping it here. The best cooks have been 
imported here, and the California's Cafeenjoys 
a reputation hardly second to Delmonico's. 
Every delicacy, prepared with care by recipes 
hitherto unknown, is to be found here, and 
the bon vivants of the city have made the dis- 
covery that their wants are satisfied at a much 
cheaper rate here than elsewhere. 


The variety of new styles in picture frames 
that is to be found in the immense show rooms 
of Sanborn, Vail & Co. suggests a genius of 
much inventive ability in their factory. These 
frames are the prettiest that have ever been 
seen here, and are a revelation to those who 
have seen only those that come about the pic- 
tures on exhibition in art galleries and show 
windows. The dainty designs for photo- 
graphs, photogravures, etching, and soft 
paints, together with the materials in which the 
ideas of the artist have been worked, enhance 
the beauty of the picture to a degree hardly to 
be credited. For oils, water-colors, and 
pastels, there are many elegant designs in 
gret, oak, and heavy frame works. 

One should see these handsome examples of 
artistic excellence, the enumeration of which 
would use space without giving the art-lover 
any adequate idea of the wonderful variety 
that Sanborn, Yail & Go's salesmen will 
show, and count it a pleasure. 


In view of the contradictory rumors circulated 
regarding the intentions of the Louisiana State 
Lottery Company and in order to accurately answer 
numerous inquiries, a representative of the Times- 
Democrat yesterday interviewed Mr. Paul Conrad, the 
President of the Company, with the result expressed 

Reporter — Mr. Conrad, it was asserted some weeks 
ago in the Northern newspapers, and the statement 
has since been revived recently, that the Company is 
about to remove to Nicaragua, and there, under a 
government franchise, open up the business on a 
grander scale than ever. 

President Conrad — I have heard something of this, 
but there is no foundation for it. The Company has 

officially stated that it bows to the decisiou of the 
Supreme Court and will respect the laws. 

Reporter — Then, have you no plans of future action ? 

President Conrad — I cannot state the case more 
strongly than was done at the time the Company 
decided not to attempt to obtain a renewal of its 
charter. I can only repeat that the Company will 
continue in business until the expiration of its present 
charter and then cease to exist. I cannot understand, 
after all that has been said, why there should be any 
confusion in the public mind about the matter. 

Reporter — Have you any objection to my stating 
this as a finalty for the satisfaction of the public ? 

President Conrad — None whatever. 

Reporter — Some of the Eastern papers, Mr. Conrad", 
persistently assort that the lottery company continues 
to use the United States mails in the prosecution of 
its business; will you kindly tell me if that is true ? 

President Conrad — It is utterly untrue. We are 
obeying the law in its letter and spirit, and our agents 
everywhere are instructed to obey it. We are using 
the express companies only in our business, and in all 
our circulars are printed instructions to all persons 
dealing with us to avoid the mails. — Times-Democrat^ 
New Orleans 'La.). 


To the readers of The WAVE : If you are 
"in the swim" and are contemplating a 
trip Kast you will see that your tickets 
read via the Union Pacific, the only 


San Francisco to Chicago without change and 
making direct connection in Chicago with the fast 
limited trains tor all Kastern cities; only THREE and 

half days to New York. This Hue also runs select 
Tourist excursions through to Boston every Thursday 
in charge of experienced Managers. For tickets, 
sleeping car reservations, and full particulars, apply to 
D. W. Hitchcock, General Agent. Union Pacific Sys., 
No. 1 Montgomery Street. San Francisco, or G. F. 
Herr, Passenger Agent, 229 South Spring Street, 
Los Angeles. 


Is one of the chief blessings of every home. To 
always insure good custards, puddings, sauces, etc., 
use Gail Borden "Eagle" Brand Condensed Milk. 
Directions on the label. Sold by your grocer and 


There is no longer cause for wonder at Prohibition. 
It reduces campaign expenses, or the Oakland Times 
is in error when it says: "It must be cheaper cam- 
paigning for candidates in the Prohibition States than 
in those where the saloonkeepers look to election 
times for their harvest" 

Perdita— What luck ! They say Dick and Tom are 
going to fight a duel on your account. 

Penelope (wearily)— Yes, but I had an awful lot of 
trouble to get them to do it. — 'Truth. 

S ^mil5G,MlN0! 

It will not belong before the 
thermometer will be in the nine- 
ties and you uoill be running oft 
to the mountains or the seashore. 

Po not start without a supply of 
the deliqiitful perfume 

It is a most refreshing lotion after 
exposure to the sua. it cools the skin, 
and removes the smart of SUNBURN. 




Business at the San Francisco Stock Exchange was 
exceedingly dull during the past week. Brokers had 
very little to do, orders being few and far between. 

On Monday reports from Con. Virginia showed that 
there were 997 tons of ore extracted, of which 980 
tons were worked at the Morgan Mill; the battery 
assay was £27.66 per ton, as against $22.60 of the 
previous week. Bullion was shipped to the Carson 
Mint, assav value of $14,484, and bullion on hand in 
assay office about $14,508. This report, in conjunction 
with the important work going on in the 1500 foot 
and 1800 foot levels made it look as though higher 
prices would be the rule for the week, but outside of 
a lew hundred shares bought by Walter Collin (the 
insurance man of California Street) in the Pacific 
Board on Monday morning at $3.90 per share (the 
stock selling on the previous day at $3.70) the stock 
did not vary 10 cents per share, the ruling price being 
about $3.60, at which figure there was a steady 
demand. Ophir was the next strongest stock on the 
list. There were apparently quite a number of stand- 
ing orders to buy this stock at times when the mar- 
ket appeared weakest. Wollberg, of the Pacific, and 
Cope, with Schmitt, who represents the firm of Zadig 
& Co., were persistent buyers of Ophir the last few 

The latest news from the Ophir states that the 
south drift 100 feet below the sill floor of the 1465 
foot level at a point 80 feet west from its mouth, a 
west crosscut has advanced in quartz and clay which 
carries an assay value of $12 per ton. 

The Belcher shipped to the Brunswick Mill during 
the week 363 tons of ore, the average battery sample 
worked being $30.03. 

The Yellow Jacket people are doing the usual 
quantity of prospecting work, and are shipping daily 
about 30 tons of ore to the mill; certain repairs are 
contemplated, which, I believe looks like a tempo- 
rary closing down; if this is a fact the stock will 
decline for awhile at least. 

The surprise of the week came when Secretary 
Grayson, of the Nevada Queen, sent in a notification 
that a dividend had been declared of 20 cents per 
share, payable July 25th; this is a very pleasant piece 
of news to those who bought stock during the last 
few weeks; the stock sold last week quite freely at 30 
cents per share, from which price it advanced to 55 
cents when the dividend was announced. 

The annual election of the Spring Valley Water 
Company was held on Wednesday, at which 73,000 
shares was represented, and the following Directors 
elected : C. Webb Howard, Chas. Mayne S. C. Bige- 
low, H. S. King, G. W. Beaver, A. Borel, A. H. Pay- 
son. The annual report was submitted and the 
Company made a good showing to the stockholders. 
The total earnings for the year were $1,657,758, and 
expenses $997,747, leaving a credit balance of $660,- 
000, which were disbursed as dividends. 

Notwithstanding the low prices at which Comstock 
is selling and the heavy assessments that are levied, 
the stockholders pay up pretty promptly and very 
little stock is forfeited; at the delinquent sale of the 
Yellow Jacket, this week, there were sold but 830 
shares for failure to pay, out of a total of 120,000; and 
of Bullion there was sold 1070 shares, out of a total 
of 100,000. 

The Union Con., Best & Belcher, and Savage, held 
their annual meetings at which the old officials were 

The following mines have levied assessments: 
Kentuck, 10 cents per share; Union Cou., 25 cents; 
Peer, 10 cents; Silver King, 25 cents. 

Dividends have been announced by the following 
mines and corporations: Nevada Queen, 20 cents per 
share; Treadwell Gold, 37^ cents; Great Western 
Quick Silver, 25 cents; Napa Con., 10 cents and 10 
cents extra per share; State Investment Insurance, 
50 cents; Contra Costa Water, 50 cents. 

At the .Stock and Bond Board the main feature was 
the large buying of Spring Valley 4 per cent bonds by 
Barth, who took 5000 of Sutro at 92 and 5000 more 
of Blow at the same price, and on account of the 
good showing Spring Valley made, some capitalist 
bought previous to this sale 5000 fa) 91^ and 6000 @ 
92; there was also sold of Spring Valley 6 per cent, 
13,000 {'ij i2o'/z', besides the above there were sold the 
following shares: California Electric, 15 @ iS'A', 
Judson Powder, 25 @ 18; Pacific Gas Improvement, 
20 @ 8oj£, 20 (ri) 80^; Atlantic Powder, 25 @ 45^; 
Presidio Railroad, 42 @ 25; Bank of California, 
50 (ri) 261; Spring Valley Water, 345 shares 
at 98^ to 99, also the following bids for Powell Street 
R. R., ri2#; Omnibus Cable, 56; Market Street 
Cable Bonds, 120; Southern Pacific R. R., 5 per cent 
@ 98; Pacific Rolling Mill, 6 per cent, 101; Giant 
Powder, 30; Safety Nitro, <)}i\ Vigorit, 2^; San 
Francisco Gas, 70^; Oakland Gas, 38; California 
Insurance, 80; also 250 shares Hawaiian Commercial, 
@ 1%; 10 Spring Valley, 70^; and 5000 Spring 
Valley Water, 4 per cent, @ 92^. Surety. 




Full Size White California Blankets 
of pine Quality. 

WoPth $7.50 Pep Pair*. 


Extra Size White California Blankets 
Superfine Quality. 

Worth $9.00 Per* Pail*. 


Through Line to New York via Panama. 

Steamers will sail at MM on the nth, 16th and 25th of each 
month, calling at various ports of Mexico and Central America. 

Through line sailings— July 1Mb, S s ".- hi .lose," July iilit.h.S. S. 
"San Juan," Augu-t 6th, S. S. "CI yof New York " 
Way Line to Mexican and Central American I'orl* 
and l'annma. 

8teamer sails at noon 18th of each month, oiling at Mazatlan 
San Bias, Manzanillo, Acapulco, Port Angel, Salina Cruz, Tonala 
San hvnlto, Ocos, G'hamperico. San Jose de Guatemala, Acajutla 
La Libertad, La Union, Amapala, Corinto, San Juan del Sur ond 
Pnnta Arenas. 

Way line sailing— August 18th. 189'-', S S. " Acipul »." 

When the regular sailing date falls on .Sunday, steamers will be 
dispatched the following Monday. 

■Japan ami China Line for Yokohama and Hongkong;, 
Connecting at Yokohama with steamers for Shanghai, und at 
Hongkong for East Indies, Straits, etc : S. S. "Peru." (new) Ihurs- 
day, August 4th, at 3 p. m.; S. S. ' City of Rio de Janeiro," Satur- 
day, August 27, at 3 p M ; S. S. "Chiua," via Honolulu, Tuesday, 
Septemb r 27, at 3 r. m. 

Round trip tickets to Yokohama and return at reduced rates. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the office, corner First and 
Branuan Streets. Branch office, 20'2 Front Street. 


General Acent 

Fire Insurance 

* J892. e ° 

to 121 POST STREET_ 

ilen Cure 

Differs from all other cures for Liquor and Mor- 
phine habits. You are put under no restrictions. 
You can have all the whisky or morphine you 
wish, and we furnish it free. 

No injury to the eyesight, no headache, no bad 
effects, no loss of time from business. If you 
live in the city you can receive treatment at 
home ; or room and board are furnished at the 
Institute if desired, and all strictly private to 
ladies and gentlemen. 

Call and investigate. Institute: 


of Hartford 


Assets Jan. 1st, 1891 , $2,620,21.1.1 9 

Geo. D. Dornin, Manager. 


LION FIRE INS .CO., of London 
Assets, $4,712,747. Commenced in Cal. 1879 

IMPERIAL INS. CO., of London 
Assets, $10,190,349. Commenced in Cal. 186 





Pacific Department, 21 SANS0ME ST., S- F 


Incorporated by Royal Charter A. 1). 1720 
CAPITAL PAID UP, ... $ 3,446,100.00 

ASSETS, 21,581,413.00 



City Office, 601 Montgomery St. General Office, 401 Montgom ry St. 

London Assurance Company 

Of London. Established by R.<yal Charter mo. 

Northern Assurance Company 

Of London, Established 3fi. 

CEORCE F. CR ANT, Manager, 

Northwest Corner Sacramento nnd Montgomery St*,, San Francisco 



Carrying U. S., Hawaiian and Colonial Mails. 

Will leave Folsom Street Wharf 


The Splendid New 3000-ton Iron Steamer 

ALAMEDA 12 M. July 22, 1892 

Or immediately on arrival of the English Mails. 


AUSTRALIA, a splendid 3000-ton vessel 

. 12 M. Aug. 2, 1892 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Market Street 

John D. SprECKEls & Bros., Gen'l Agents. 


OAJpltA.1, - - S25.000.000 


Office, Alliance Building, 416 and .j 1 S California St.. S. !•' 


(Jaardian A$af ance Co. $un * Fii*e * Office 

Of London 
Established A. D. 1821 
Paid-up Capital - ? 5,000,000 
Cash Assets - - $21,011, 1116 

Of London 
Established A. D. 1710 
Cash Ass > - - 39,031 ,000 
Assets in America 91 ,066. 

WM. I. LANDERS, Gen'l Agent, 205 sansome St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Among the many great Financial Corporations on the Pacific Coast, 
none rank higher than the 


Its Agents are found throughout Amerlcn, nnd Its Record for Prompt and Equitable 
Settlement of All Hunest Losses is Firmly KstablUlied. 

D. I. STAPLES, President 
I, B, LEVISON, Marine sec'y 

WM. J. DUTTON, Vice-President 
LOOiS WE1NMANN, Assistant sec'y 

STEPHEN D. IVES, General Agem 





Betiueen StoaMon and Grant Avenue 

Is THE New Address of 


Fashionable Dress Js Suit House 

(Formerly of 232-234 Taylor St.) 



[L^-Keacly-niade suits of a'l 
description*, from $20 upwards. 

[/-/"Children's and Misses" suits 
a Specialty. 

£_S^"Mouming orders filled in 
four hours. 

Qcwud and wrappers, ini- 
poite l ami domfstic. 

Cloaki and wraps of all 

8^"Suits made to order in 
twelve hours and perfect fit guaran- 

I >-'"(.'loaks and Weddiug Trous- 
seaus made a Specialty. 

[ SPUonntry orders made from 

Hats furnished to match 


{^"Corresi'ondence solicited. 
Ladies' Own Goods Hade Dp 



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Paeifie Gongress Springs 



TERMS: $2.50 Per Day, $12 to $14 Per Week. 

Stages connect at Los Gatos with Narrow Gauge 
Trains leaviug San Francisco at 8:15 a. m. and 2:15 
p. M. 

Through tickets from either end, $2.2o. 

SUPERFLUOUS putt} 0n the Fem ale Face 

Moles, Warts, etc., destroyed 
forever by the 

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Packers of the following celebrated brands : 







Electro Deposit Dental Plates, 

PATENTED FEB- SlH. 1889. AND DEC- 31, 1889 

These plates are made by an entirely new process, by depositing 
chemically pure silver and gold directly upon the i laster model. 
Its perfect accuracy of fit in thereby insured. Its advantage*, (aside 
from the fit), are its strength, cleanliness and absence of heating 
ipialities, being far superior to the ill smelling, nou-conducting, 
and, in some instances injmious, rubber plates. 

Full and Partial Plates, saddle bridges and crowns can be 
made to perfection by this method. The most difficult cases are 
solicited by Dr. B. W 'aines, who has had much experience In 
this work, and has met with threat success, and takes pleasure in 
recommending it to those desiring the best artificial denture that 
rt and science can produce. 

Slowly, though surely, the craze for real 
lace is returning to us, and when it reaches its 
height there is no knowing to what extent the 
extravagance of the fair ones will reach, for 
this is unquestionably an age of fads, and a 
fashion once accepted is never cried out until 
it has been run the scale from exclusive to 
popular taste, and all then are willling to bury 
it deep in the dust of oblivion. For instance 
take the dainty "bow knot" that was so 
warmly welcomed but a few months ago. 
How unique that little twist of diamonds 
looked nestled in the lace of my lady's corsage. 
How fondly we imagined when our boudoir 
was refiuished that the little floating bows and 
ribbons that appeared in every possible corner 
from the carpet border to the friese wculd be 
beautiful to our eyes for time untold, and yet, 
already, we are ready to whisper to some kin- 
dred spirit that we are aweary of it all. Poor, 
little, dainty bit, the merit of its design was 
not strong enough to stand the strain of so 
much popularity. It was bad enough to see 
our little fad flaunted on the border of a ten cent 
lace, or, worse yet, to form the setting for a fire 
insurance calendar, but when Bridget appears 
wearing a broach of blue enameled tin 
fashioned in the same little bow, we wonder 
how it happened we were so short-sighted, 
and turn for consolation to the next popular 
craze. With truly beautiful lace the case is 
different; no duplicate takes the place, even in 
the slightest degree, of the hand-made article, 
and a piece that was beautiful fifty years ago 
is as attractive to-day. After all, what 
trimming was ever as pretty and altogether 
as dainty for linen and nansook underwear as 
hem-stitched ruffles and bands edged with 
narrow Valenciennes for trimming, and, best 
recommendation of all, it suggested the gentle- 
woman's choice. 

* * * 

But the new old lace that is to be in demand 
must be as old and rich as our purses will 
admit of; better a scant fall from a low cut 
bodice of a rare old pattern than innumerable 
flounces of an inferior quality, but, of course, 
only the favored few can indulge in the luxury 
of ant'que laces or have grandmammas who 
will resign their round point Cluny and J 
Mechlin. However, for the less fortunate there 
is provision made; exquisitely cut Irish Point, 
Valenciennes, and linen laces are to be found, 
and, really, the expense of these for the trim- 
ming of a costume is not much greater than 
the machine made, that have been so much 
worn, as the quantity required is so much 

* * * 

A charming costume on which some fine 
old lace was shown to advantage, was worn at 
a private dinner recently. The material 
chosen was an old-fashioned glazed white 
silk with a narrow striped design in long 
pink roses. Of course, to carry out the quaint 
design the skirt was plain and full, with only 
the suggestion of a train. The square cor- 
sage was cut low with a narrow band of old 
lace lying flat upon the edge; one huge puff 
of the silk reaching only to the elbow with an 
overfall of the lace almost its depth formed the 
sleeve. A long sash of white crepe was 
folded twice around the waist and tied in the 
front, the long ends falling to the bottom of 
the skirt. 

decoration, and even goes so far as to say that 
the simpler the station held by the flower, all 
the more correct is it for use. According to 
that theory I presume we should confine our- 
selves to the nasturtium, thistle, and poppy, 
but I think, after all, most of us would cherish a 
lingering desire for an occasional cluster of 
Rainbow or American Beautv roses. 

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The Carlsbad of America 


This favorite Resort has undergone 
a thorough renovation; New Cottages 
elegantly furnished, Hot Sulphur and 
Soda Springs with Improved Bathing 

Wonderful cures wrought in Inflam- 
matory Rheumatism, Sciatica, Neural- 
gia, Liver and Kidney Trouhles, Etc. 
Delightful Climate and Most Beautiful 
Scenery in California. Spacious Social 
Hall with Excellent Music for Dancing. 

E. J. FOSTER, Proprietor 


the LEADiNc rinmpipvinn Specialist 

Ladies, remember that tbis is the reason for pi me. Ruppen's 
Bleaoh. Do not neglict to take with ynu for use while at tbe 
seashore to prevent Freckles, Tan ami Sunburn. 

Gentlemen suffering from any blemish of the skin, 1 recom- 
mend ti e use of Biesah, as well as to ladies. Call or send G cents 
for particulars. 

Goods sent to any address on receipt of price: One Bottle 
?'2.00, :i bottles 16.00, 





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14 GKANT AVE., over City of Paris, SAN FRANCISCO should be used for table and drawing-room 



Bet. Grant Ava. and Stockton St., - SAN FRANCISCO 





And several magnificent pictures have 
just arrived from Europe, and are now 
being framed in our factory. These 
will be added to our collection, and 
will be on exhibition in a few days. 

Owing to the necessary preparations 
for moving to our new building, now 
in course of erection, we will sell all 
our Paintings and other goods at 
Greatly Reduced Prices. 


JS. *Sf O. GUMP 
581-583 MARKET ST. 

Gimate equable. Free from malaria and cold eei air. Health 
giving Natural Mineral Waters. Natural aeenery unsurpassed. 
Cuisine and service perfect. Comfortable beds. Table first quality 
He and Cold Napa Soda Baths. Views unequalled by any other 
hotel in the world. Two trains every clay in the week. Gas and 
running water in every room. All the boarders are happy. What 
more can you ask? Address 








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all irritation caused by exposure to 
the sun and wind. 

■ 25 Cents Per Bottle. 

C&zadefo Hotel 


Terminus of the N. P. C. R. R. 
The popular resort, fine scenery, drives, walks, redwoods 
trout fishing, hunting and a delightful climate, etc., two trains 
daily each way— For Cazadero leave San Francisco 9 A. M. and 
5 P. M.; leave Cazadero 4 A. M., arrive San Francisco 8:45 A. M.; 
leave Cazadero 1:45 P. M ., arrive in San Francisco 6:15 P. M.; 
d i'.y stage for Pt. Reno. Send for Circulars. C. F. BURNS. 


Avenue (over City of Paris) Rooms 34, 35, 36, 37, San Francisco, 
Cal. Commutation Ticket for Hair Cutting, $3.00 worth for $2.50. 
Open Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shampooing done with 
the latest Patent Washing and Drying Machines. Hair Dyeing 
end Bleaching also performed with care. Manufacturers of 
Human Hair Goods, Take Elevator, 

Santa Cruz, July 19th. Dkar Wave:— Riding 
parties, driving parties, petit-soupers, big breakfasts, 
dainty dinners, concerts, sacred and secular, with 
plenty of informal dancing thrown in — that has been 
the story of the week. 

Swimming has looked up a little, though dawdling 
on the sands has seemed about all sonic of the men 
and girls felt capable of, and I fancy "Johnnie and 
Ralpli" have felt like pitching the rows of gorgeous 
umbrellas and seductive pillows into the salt, salt sea 
in order to drive the lazy ones into the surf as of vore. 
However, among the number who are not included in 
this mild protest are Miss Grace Spencer, of San Jose, 
whose tall and very graceful figure it is a pleasure to 
see in her black swimming suit. She is, too, one of 
the most daring and graceful equesti iennes in Cali- 
fornia. Miss Margaret Salisbury swims in a red suit 
and Miss Ethel Martel in black, Miss Grace Cooper 
wears black and white, and Miss Robba Cooper red. 
Among the best swimmers also are Miss A. Branden- 
stein, Miss Triest, Miss Bachman, Miss Kleanor 
Morgan, and MissTherese Morgan. Mr. Mercadoand 
the Salisburys are among the adept men swimmers. 

I mentioned salmon fishing last week as among the 
special sports just now. Wells, Fargo & Co. are kept 
busy shipping the shiny big beauties to stay-at-home 
friends. Among the champions are Dr. Burgess, Otis 
Spaulding, J. R. Collins, James McNeil, and John 

" Bootsie " is decidedly ' in it" this year. He has 
headquarters at the Sea Beach, and no trout fishing 
party nor frogging expedition is complete without 
him. Bootsie's latest fad is a frog lantern; when he 
turns its deadly gleam upon the frog he succumbs at 
once, and hops right out ready to surrender his hind 
legs at Bootsie's command. Colonel Moale and Col- 
onel Shafter look upon the lad as the coming Con- 
gressional world-beater. 

General Dimond, with Officers Laine, De Pue, Mc- 
Donald, and Barry, spent Sunday at the Sea Beach 
and made numerous concluding arrangements for the 
Division Encampment. 

On Saturday evening there will be au invitation hop 
at the Sea Beach . 

At the Pacific Ocean House the season speeds 
merrily. After the regular dinner music, Campbell's 
orchestra gives a little impromptu concei t each even- 
ing before taking.the electric cars for the Casino where 
they play the whole evening. The guests of the 
Ocean House have an informal dance at the Casino 
every evening. On Tuesday the dance enlarged into 
a very pleasant hop. 

The sacred concert at the Casino, Sunday evening, 
was particularly fine, and called out a large crowd. 
Mrs. Lydia Warren Robetts of Fresno sang. 

Among the special and swell spreads of the past 
week I note the following : Jeremiah Lynch's break- 
fast party was served to himself and twenty of his 
friends chaperoned by Mrs. Arques, one pleasant 
morning, on the broad veranda of the Casino with 
musical accompaniment. 

D. M. Delmas gave a very elegant Sunday dinner to 
a party of fourteen at the Casino. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Molter, of San Francisco, gave 
an especially rechef he little dinner at the same place, 
at which the table decorations consisted of the dainti- 
est and loveliest shells 

Colonel J. Moorehead gave a most delightful picnic 
Monday at the Big Trees, with the Enrights, Carrolls, 
Robinsons, Murphys, Arques, and others as guests. 

Dr. and Mrs Kevney have given several charming 
little dinners, while James Phelan and I'". A. Hihn 
have been among the dinner-givers at the Casino. 

On Wednesday a special train arrived here, via the 
Narrow Gauge, having as passengers Mr. and Mrs. 
J. P. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Newton, Colonel 
C. F. Crocker, H. E. Huntington, and A. N. Towne. 
After a lunch at Sunshine Villa, the railway magnates 
received Mayor Jeter and several representative citi- 
zens, and a conference was held of which I shall have 
more to tell you next week. 

The Phelans, with their servants, carriages, etc., 
have all come down to Phelan Park. 

The Cotillion Club gave its final party last week. 

Kate Kf.arnf.y. 

Casino has been very satisfactory, indeed, the fact that 
he asks first-class prices for first-class cookery and 
service have brought them a first-class set of customers. 

The livery stables probably do the next largest 
summer business, and from Stice Brothers and the Sea 
Beacli Stables, the leading livery houses, I learn that 
this season has been a particularly good one. The 
popularity of large riding and coaching parties has 
been very good for trade; people have enjoyed them- 
selves on wheels and on horse back more generally 
than ever before. 

The bath houses have complained somewhat of the 
public apathy regarding swimming and bathing, but 
for the past fortnight bathers have awakened to the 
fact that the water is particularly delightful, and that 
the proper thing at the sea shore is to swim. 

The Eleclric Railway Company report receipts very 
satisfactory. Travel to Vue de l'eau is good, and the 
Casino with its concerts, hops, and well-kept res- 
taurant, attracts many people thither. 

All these branches of business look very reasonably 
for a large increase of business in August During 
that month the hot interior valleys send their people 
here for the salt air, and the hotels and streets are 
filled with delegations from Sacramento, Fresno, 
Marysville, Stockton, and other inland places. This 
year the Division Encampment, with its 3000 guards 
and their friends and families, w 11 make times livelitr 
than ever. 

The fruit, vine, and wine interests of the county are 
in a prosperous condition as regards quality and 
quantity of yield, and the outlook for better prices 
makes the county growers hopeful. 

F. A Hihn Company report business at their resort 
of Capitola uncommonly good This company has 
just finished a pretty residence on Walnut Avenue for 
A. A. Morey, cashier of the new bank, "The 
People's," which occupies quarters in the new Hotal- 
ing Block very shortly now. H. F. McKinney t v 
Son, real estate and insurance men, have moved 
into a very nobby new set of offices, commodious 
and pleasant. Mr. McKinney tells me that the 
purchase has just been consummated whereby Mrs 
C. M. Bound, a wealthy widow, becomes owner of 
one of the largest and prettiest building sites in the 
city. Another similar sale is on the tapis and both 
parties will build handsome homes. 

Mr. Parker, the real estate man. reports considerable 
activity in " Surfside," the capital tract lying on the 
Cliff drive at the terminus of the Electric Railway. 


Great Semi-Annual 

Clearance Sale 

Now in Progress 

Our Mammoth Surplus Stock 



Dry Goods — — 
and Cloaks 



For the three or four months when Santa Cruz 
poses as the principal watering place of the Coast, the 
"business" of the city itself is pretty strictly confined 
to catering to the physical needs and whims, the 
pleasures, and the transportation of the crowds who 
make up the summer's increase of population. 

Hotels and boarding-houses have their harvest time, 
and in this connection I must mention that, although 
this season of '92 is beginning to be called at all the 
watering places an "off season," yet the Sea Beach 
Hotel and the Pacific Ocean House have been well 
filled all the summer, and at times more than filled. 
George Casanova tells me, too, that business at the 

Sweeping and Lin-Reserved 

The Opportunity of a Lifetime for Buyers 

Thousands of Bargains in Every Department 

Cor. Market and Jones Sts. 

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SACRAMBNTO, July 19th. Dkar Wave:— For some 
time back the papers have been advising us of a 
warm wave and its speedy approach, the oldest resi- 
dents have informed us that it would come in all its 
intensity, and the dear girls have saved their coolest 
costumes, and at last the predictions have been veri- 
fied and we are slowly sizzling, but the evenings are a 
delight and compensation, for they surely make up 
for the hot days If we could only import a few men, 
I am sure any number of betrothals would be the residt, 
and what a tine thing it would be for the mammas, 
especially for those who are anxious to marry off their 

daughters; and what mother is not? The L girls 

are all at home once more, quite a house full. J 

has a young lady from Boston visiting her. The Jack 

R s are still here and from all accounts likely to 

remain, which is a source of great satisfaction to their 
o'd friends. ' l'lpie " is soon to leave us for adecided 
change of climate. I hope she will return thoroughly 
restored to health. All the town turned out last Sun- 
day to the funeral of Newton Booth; the church was 
filled; if Billy Shakespeare lived now he would 
change his tune as regards the good men do; am sure 
it lives after them, and to no small extent, which is a 

wise thing no doubt. H. C«. S is now scouring the 

country for something rare, in the shape of landscape 
gardening, in which to adorn the opposite side of his 
beautiful place with the letters of his fair bride. He 
could get some good ideas at the Hotel Del Monte. 

I saw Clara T on the street the other day; she 

has been away for months; rather a queer time for 
anyone to be returning, just as most of those " in the 
swim" are getting ready to leave. Mrs. Foye and 
Carrie are going to Santa Cruz, so are Mr. and Mrs. 
Van, and I understand they will take their swell turn- 
out; do hope they will ask me to drive, as I intend 
going down during the Ivncampment for a short stay. 
The girls at the lower end of H Street are having 
quite nice times this summer. Minnie is really qufte 
gay, much more so than Mabel; she, and Laura and 
Ktta will have a delightful summer. I met Frank 

O the other day; he expects to leave very soon 

for Santa Cruz; he said Mrs. O was very well and 

enjoying herself. Harry may be seen occasionally 
wandering disconsolately by the house; poor fellow, 

it is rather hard lines for him. Miss J with the 

lustrous orbs, is still with us, am told she is studying 
for the stage; is it the operatic? She and "Soph " no 
more walk together these balmy evenings, what is the 
cause, or probably I should say who is the cause of 
their sometime friendship having been broken ? If I 
ever find out shall take great pleasure in letting you 
know, as well as all others interested. The Deming 
girls are at home and I believe expect to remain, pre- 
ferring to do their visiting in the winter. And now I 
must bid von an rcuoir, Nina 

wonderful ranchos, and through those beautiful 
orange groves. I always think of the picture Claude 
Melnotte drew for Pauline in " Lady of Lyons," when 
I breathe the " heavv air." K. 


San Josh, July 19th. Dear Wavk: — Socially we 
are dead, or perhaps it would be better to say, en- 
joying a siesta. Not even the pretty fetes champetra 
that were so enjoyed last summer; no coaching, no 
riding, but plenty of driving in lazy phaetons, three 
girls in a seat — that is all; but politically we are very 
much alive. The strife is hotter than the July days — 
and now everybody is a rascal that is not on our side. 
The heat — or something isome say the disappoint- 
ment) has affected our formerly dignified Judge and 
he is now the target for petty wits in court, and 

actually was reproved by Judge L for his show 

of temper. This should not be. The Mercury is 
throwing hot shot and every time it fires something is 
heard to drop. I hate a campaign because of the 
bitterness it engenders. .Speaking of the Judge — 
politics makes as " queer bed-fellows " as "misery." 
Nobody can understand the wonderful penchant ex- 
hibited' for the family of the great B . They have 

no social pretensions — never had — yet now they are 
courted ad nauseam. 

Our town is almost deserted, but Mrs. C -'s pretty 

sister is still here, though the rich family are all at 

The Barkers are off on a fishing tour, and the annual 

batch of romances has begun. Mrs. B has the 

secret of eternal youth, and the Doctor is "a jolly 
good fellow." 

Several engagements are off; the reason — the pros- 
pective matnni ts-in-law were too muscular. Girls 
whose mothers are invalids are now in demand. 

The Sinuott girls are in Santa Cruz, one of them is 
artless, the other artistic, and the third artificial 


Laundry Farm still continues to draw crowds every 
Sunday. As a picnic resort for parties desiring to 
spend a day or a few hours in the hills it easily takes 
first rank. Here one can forget for a time the strug- 
gle for existence, and enjoy to the full the attractions 
of nature in her most bounteous mood. 


Los, July 18th. Dear Wave: — Such a 
jolly week as we have had. In the first place, we all 
went to the citcus Monday night. Everybody was 
there; the British Vice-Consul, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. 

Childs and Mrs. Lieutenant Baker. I'retty Miss F 

and Hairy W sat in the dress circle. 

On Tuesday evening Miss Berger's pupils gave a 
delightful little musicale at Steinwav Hall. It was a 
very swell affair, and the girls did some good, clever 
work. The "Bumble Bee " looked charming, and 
all the girls were prettily dressed. But Mrs. Capen's 
musicale 011 Friday night was tlu- social event of the 
week. Her pretty house was brilliantly lighted; all 
the rare curios and collections were exhibited; the 
music was good, and everybody had a splendid time 
— all for sweet charity's sake. 

Hugo Mausfeldt and Mr. A. M. Benham — both of 
San Francisco — are in town. They have come down 
to help out the Chautauquas at Long Beach. 

One of the belles at San Bernardino was married last 
week to the popular cashier of our National Bank. 
The sifters and the brothers of the couple filled the 
roles of bridesmaids and groomsmen, and San Bernar- 
dino was quite agitated over the event. Sam Rhodes, 
of San Francisco, has been visiting the town. 

Although the weather is delightfully cool, nearly 
everybody is out of town. Santa Monica is the gayest 
of the gay. The Saturday night balls at the Arcadia 
are becoming very popular. They are full dress 
affairs, and the San Francisco ladies stopping there 
are said to have the finest costumes. Polo is all the 
rage at this resort. After dinner the fashionables 
gather on the beach and listen to the ochestral con- 
certs given at the pavilion. 

Poor Redoudo is very quiet this year. It is too 
bad, for the hotel is charming. But we have too 
manv beaches to have them all filled to overflowing. 

Did I tell you that Mattie J is visiting Mr. and 

Mrs. U at Arcadia ? They have a beautiful home 

at this sylvan-like retreat. We girls were down there 
in June, and Mr. U drove us over Baldwin's 


01 tlie Actual Condition ami Value of the Asset* ami 
Liabilities of 



At the close of business hours on the :)0th day of June, I8U2. The 
a?.set' all bcintf uituate in the City and (Vninty of San Francisco, the 
CjHlltlet of Alameda, Contra Costa, L04 Angeles, Marion, Santa Clara, 
San I>ie^o and Tulare, In the State of California, and in the County cf 
C'ueeee, in the State of Mi hi an. 


Solvent bills receivable ^,685,171 7'J 

Banking house and other real ei-tate r 3'J5,531 81 

Sundry stocks and bonds 785,141 65 

hue from solvent banks and bankets '258, 'JOC 88 

Money on hand 782,002 01 

•1,888,061 07 


Capital stock $1,000,000 00 

Surplus fund 800,000 00 

Undivided profile 81,1174 43 

Due depositors 1,773,316 25 

Due banks and bankers 1,140,65!) 90 

Due dividends 40,108 00 

Total 84,836,057 07 

State of Caukokxia, | 


It. II. McDonald, dr., Vice-Presider.t, and Fra' k V. McDonald, 
Cashier of Pacific Bank, do make oath ami say that the foregoing 
statement is true to the best of their knowledge and belief. 

R. H. McDOXALI), Jr., Vice-President. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d diy ol duly, A.D. 181(2. 

E. H. TIIARP, Notary Public. 

Statement of the Amount of Capital of 



At the close cf business hours >>n the 30ih day of dune, 1892. 
Amount Actually paid in V. 8 Gold Coin $1,000,000.00 
State of California City and County of San Francisco, ss. — R. H 
McDonald, dr., Vice-President, and Frank V. McDonild, Cashier of 
Pacific Bank, do make oath and say that, the foretfoinjr statement is 
true to the best of their knowledge and belief. 

R. H. McDONALD, dR., Vice-President. 

The White House 

The Largest Retail Dry Goods Store in the City. 

Closing Out of Special Summer Goods. 


A splendid line at less than cost price, to sell at $1, $3. 
$4, $5 and *<5, all marked down from $ '.50, $5.50, 
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At 25c, 35c, 60c , 75c, reduced from 45c, 60c, $1, $1.50 

Great Reduction in Chiffon Lace and Ruchings. 
The v&hite House Biarritz Gloves at 85 Cents. 

1ST Mail orders solicited. Samples sent on application. 
Goods sent free to all suburban towns. 


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In important resoects the best equipped Seminary for Young 
Ladies in America. Term opens August 9th. Send for circular to 
Dr. Homer B. Sprague, Pres. 


1606 Van Ness Avenue 

French, German and English Boarding and 
Day School for Young Ladies and Children. 

Number of pupils limited. 

The Twenty-Sixth Year will begin August 1, 1892. 

For particulars, address 

MME. B. ZISKA, M. A., Principal. 


Pupil of Signor Errani, New York, Dr. Leopold Damrosch and 
George James Webb. New York. 


Will receive pupils for Voice Culture at Kohler & Chase's 
28-30 O'Farrell Street, 
Tuesdays and Fridays— 10 to 13 A. M., 2 to 4 P. M. 
And is prepared to accept engagemen ts for Concert and Oratorio. 

For Terms, Etc., Call or Address 

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Teacher of Modern Languages in Mills' College for the last five 
and one-half years wishes to establish herself in San Francisco, 
and will receive pupils in private and in classes at 1315 Hj de St. 
Call between 11 and 12 A. M. or 2 and 3 1>. M. 


Select Boarding- and Day School for Girls 


Sixteenth Year. Eighteen Teachers. The next session will 
begin August 1st, 1892. For illustrated catalogue, address REV. 
Edward B. Church, A. M., Principal. 



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Hotel Azalea, Camp Taylor 

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First-class accommodations cither in Hotel or Cottages, now 
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Room* U9-1JI, Phelau Building, 3d Floor. 

Oakland, July 20th. Dear Wave: — I have just 
returned from a flying trip to Santa Cruz, where most 
of my time was spent with the Charlemagne Tomers, 
who are out here for the summer season. You remem- 
ber Mrs. Tomer, dear? She used to be Nellie Smith, 
daughter of G. Frank Smith. She now has two little 
i ones and is most devoted to them. Isn't it strange that 
a girl is never appreciated in her own home or town ? 
None ol the Oakland men ever found Nellie attractive; 
they always said she was a fine conversationalist but 
well, just like her brilliant father. Now wasn't 
that just too mean ? Any way, she is now away above 
any of us — both socially and financially. You should 
meet Mr. Tomer; he is a fortunate little man. At 
the time he was here, previous to his marriage, his 
valet, who was much more distingue than Charle- 
magne, was frequently pointed out as the heir to the 
vast Tomer estate, but that is nothing — a man must 
not expect to have all the goods the gods provide. 

Tom is home from his fishing trip to Montague, and 
says that Nannie was quite a belle with the sportsmen 
in that vicinity, and he will not be surprised to hear 

that she is engaged to , but no, I won't tell all I 

know this time, as I do not want to stand in Nannie's 
way again. You know, dear, it is my misfortune to 
be accused of preventing that young lady from mak- 
ing a brilliant match some time ago. My sins; accord- 
ing to those of whom I do not speak, are so numer- 
ous that I'm making wild efforts to seek forgiveness 
at the revival meetings of " Brother Mills." All the 
girls are becoming quite religious, as each day they 
don their prettiest gowns, and, armed with a prayer 
book, wend their way to the tabernacle. If they keep 
it up, not even an attempt at Society will be made 
this winter. By the way, while all these good people 
are praying and trying to save sinners, wouldn't it be 
a good idea for them to combine forces and give some 
practical aid to starving people. For instance, that 
destitute child and her crazy mother, who is dying of 
starvation on the corner of Tenth and Clay would 
be good subjects to commence with, and yet those 
who attend our swell churches, only pray for the 
souls of these poor lost creatures, and seem to forget 
that their earthly sufferings must be intense, but, then, 
prayers are cheap. I'm growing morose, I fear, so 
must change the subject. 

All of our 400 have managed to get out of town, 
but, to tell you the truth, the majority returned within 
a week. Most every one is home again, especially 
the Jackson Street coterie. Nellie Chabot, who is 
wise for once, is still at Del Monte, and making con- 
quests with her lovely singing, which goes to show- 
that one will do more for strangers than home friends, 
as lately Nellie has refused to -sing for any one, not 
even Willie has been able to persuade her to favor us. 
Nellie writes that Amy Requa is the best lady swim- 
mer there. How would Requa-Chabot sound as an 
engagement announcement? Mrs. E. L. G. Strele, 
children and pretty niece, Klsa Bennett, have returned 
from a prolonged sojourn to the southern part of the 
State. The Cameron family and Mayme Phillips are 
home again from Yosemite, and the Frank Moffits, 
Billy Footes, Walter Laymance, Alec Rosborough, 
ami Wallie Hachett have returned from their Eastern 
jaunt. I'm so glad that Mrs. Moflit is home again as 
we will have some more of our little dinners, games 
of cards and musical evenings. She plays delightfully. 

The W. G. HachetLs are at Tahoe, and popular Bob 
Jackson has returned from the same place, much to 
the pleasure of several of our girls, who haunt his 
office at all hours of the day. He says that some- 
times he doesn't know which way to turn — the girls 
positively surround him and keep him from business. 

The C. O. G. Millers are expected from Europe next 
month. How time flies; it seems but yesterday that 
they left. They will be delighted to make the acquain- 
tance of their niece, Baby McNear, who is a bright, 
w insome, little creature. 

What do you think of the latest double engage- 
ment ? The heroic life-saver, Tommy Magee is en- 
gaged to Stella Hush and his brother Willie, is 
engaged to Hattie Hush. They intend having a 
double wedding and will take a six mouths' tour to 
Europe. Their engagement has been a shock to 
more girls than one. The strangest part of the whole 
affair is that the boys were members of the Cotillion 
Club, and went with all the most exclusive girls on 
this side, and not one of us succeeded in making an 
impression. You know, dear, Stella and Hattie are 
not a bit like the girls in our own particular set, 
i but, tub rasa, they are a thousand times more attractive 
and accomplished. Frou Frou. 

There is but one Decker Piano, and that is Decker 
Bros. — the one used by artists, and known the world 
! over as faultless in tone, touch, and finish. Kohler 
& Chase are agents for these incomparable instru- 
ments, 26, 28, and 30 O'Farrell Street. 

Mr. Willis Polk, architect, has bis studio on 
1 Vallejo Street, Russian Hill. 



Trains leave and are due to arrive at SAN FRANCISCO 

leave From July 1, 1692. arrive 

7.00 a m Benicia, Rumsey, Sacramento 7.16 p m 

7.30 am Haywards, Niles and San Jose '12.15 pm 

7.30 a m Martinez, San Ramon, Calistoga and 

Santa Rosa 6.15 pm 

6.00 a m Sacramento and Redding via Davis 7.15 p m 

8.00 a m Firet and second class for o^deu and East, 

and first class locally 9.45 p m 

8.30 a m Niles, San Jose, Stockton, lone, Sacra- 
mento, Marysville, Oroville and Red 

Bluff .... 4.45 p m 

9.00 a m Sunset Route, Atlantic Express, Santa 
Barbara, Ixis Angeles, Deming, El Paso 

New Orleans and East S.45 p 

•9.00 am Stockton and Milton '8.46 pm 

12.00 m Haywards, Niles and Livermore 7.15 p m 

•1.00 p no Sacramento River Steamers *9.00 p m 

1.30 p in Vallejo and Martinez 12.45 p m 

3.00 p m Haywards, Niles and San Jose 9.45 a m 

4 00 pm Martinez, San Ramon, Stockton. Lodi, 

Merced and Fresno. . 9.45 am 

4.00 p m Vallejo, Calistoga, El Verano and Santa 

Rosa 9.45 a m 

4.30 p m Benicia, Vacaville, Sacramento 10.45 a m 

4.30 p m Woodland and Oroville 10.45 a m 

•4.30 p m Niles and Livermore *8.45 a m 

6.30 p m Los Angeles Kxpress, Fresno, Bakersfield, 

Santa Barbara and bos Angeles 8.15 a m 

6.30 p m Sante Fe Route, Atlantic Express for 

Mojave and East 8.45 a m 

6.00 p m Haywards, Niles and San Jose 7.45 a 111 

Niles and San Jose (6.15 p m 

•6.00 p m Suncl and Livermore 

6.00 p m Ogden Route, Atlantic Express, Ogden 

and East 9.15 a m 

17.00 p m Vallejo f8.45 p m 

7.00 p m Shasta Route Express, Sacramento, Marys- 
ville, Redding, Portland, Puget Sound 

and East 8.15 a m 


17.45 a. m. Sunday Excursion Train for Newark, 8an 
Jose, Los Gatos, Felton, Big Trees and 

Santa Cruz (8.06 p. m 

8. 16 a in Newark, Centerville, San Jose, Felton, 

Boulder Creek and Santa Cruz 6.20 p m 

•2.15 p m Centerville, San Jose, Almaden, Felton, 

Boulder Creek and Santa Cruz *10.60 a m 

4.45 p m Centerville, San Jose, Los Gatos 

Saturday and Sunday to Santa Cruz 9.60 a 111 

COAST DIVISION (Third and Town send Sts.) 

•7.00 a m San Jose, Almaden and Wav Stations *2.38 p m 

17.30 am Monterey and Santa Cruz Sunday Excur'n 18.28 pm 
8.16 a m San Jose, Gilroy, Tres Pinos, Pajaro, 
Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pacific Grove, 
Salinas, San Miguel, I'aso Robles and 
Santa Margarita (San Luis Obispo) and 

Principal Way Stations 6.10 p m 

{9.30 a m "Sunday Excursion" Train to Menlo 

Park and Way Stations {2.45 p m 

10.37 a m San Jose and Way Stations 5 03 p m 

12 15 p m Cemetery, Menlo Park and Way Stations. 3.30 p m 
•2.30 p m San Jose, Tres Pinos, Santa Cruz, Salinas, 
Monterey, Pacific Grove and Principal 

Way Stations "10.37 a m 

•3.30 p in Menlo Park, San Jose and Principal Way 

Stations *9 47 a m 

•4.30 p m Menlo Park and Way Stations »8.06 a m 

5.15 p m San Jose and Way Stations 8.48 a m 

6.30 p m Menlo Park and Way Stations 6.35 a m 

til. 46 p m Menlo Park and Principal Way StationB.. 17 30 p m 

• Sundays excepted. t Saturdays only. } Sundays only. 

San Francisco and North Pacific Railway. 

San Francisco to San Kalael. 

Week Days— 7:40, 9:20, 11:20 a. m.: 30, 8:30, 6:06, 6:20 p. u. 
Sundays— 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a. ■.; 1:30, :30, 6:00, 6:16 p. M. 

San Rafael to San Francisco. 

Wbek Days— 6:26, 7:65, 9:30, 11:30 a. m.; 1:40, 3:40, 6:05 p. u. 

Sati bdays only — An extra trip at 6:30 p. H. 

ScunAYS— 8:10, 9:40, 11:10 a. m.; 1:40, 3:40, 6:00, 6:26 P. M. 

Leave San Fran- 

In effect Apr. 24, 1892. 

Arrive San Fran- 






7:40 a m 
3:30 p m 
5:06 p m 

8:00 a m 
9:30 a m 
6:00 pm 

Petaluma and Santa Itosa. 

10:40 a m 
6:05 p m 
7:25 pm 

8:50 a m 
10:30 a m 
6:10 p m 

7:40 a m 
3-30 pm 

8:00 a m 

Fulton and Cloverdale. 

7:25 pm 

10:30 a m 
6:10 p m 

7:40 a m 

8:00 a m 

Hopland and Ukiah. 

7:25 pm 

6:10 pm 

7:40 a m 
3:30 pm 

8:00 a m 


7:26 pm 

10:30 a m 

7:40 a m 
6:05 p m 

8:00 a m 
5:00 p m 

Sonoma and Glen Ellen. 

10 40 a m 

6:05 p m 

8:60 a m 
6:10 pm 

7:40 a m|8:00 a m 
3:30 pm 6.00 pm 


10:40 a m 
6.05 pm 

10:30 a m 
6:10 pm 


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Vol. IX. No. 5. 

San Francisco, July 30, 1892. 

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Among the most prominent and successful of local 
underwriters are the three gentlemen whose portraits 
adorn the cover of this issue. Charles A. Laton is 
one of the patriarchs of "the street." Representing 
the Palatine, now, he is identified with the Pacific 
Insurance Union, with the Fire Patrol, and other 
institutions pertaining to insurance. W. J. Landers 
is General Agent of the Sun and Guardian, has built 
up by his own exertions a large business. He has the 
reputation of being among the shrewdest underwriters 
on the Coast. George Tyson's success has been 
attained at an age that finds most young men striving 
for a first chance. A clear-headed, capable business 
man, he has been thoroughly trained and will un- 
doubtedly place the annual income of the German- 
American high among the companies of the Coast 


at Del Monte now-a-days. The week has 
passed unscarred by a single episode. Of 
fog there has been no scarcity; the 
heavy gray pall seems to have affected 
the spirits of some of the habitues. Pic- 
nics have come and gone ; the traveling 
Britishers have passed into space and are 
reminiscences. Everyone awaits August, and 
on slight provocation will talk about the 
"shoot." Now, as the features of this inter- 
esting event have been freely and fluently dis- 
cussed on a variety of occasions, it will be 
seen that as a theme for conversational com- 
mentary it partakes of the obvious. 

However, throughout the month of August 
there will be no lack of the beau mondc. To 
the number of First Families already sojourn- 
ing at the resort, there are to be liberal addi- 
tions made. Sojourning maidens will attract 
transitory males. The future may be brim- 
ming over with I know not what of matri- 

monial possibilities. In the meantime, how- 
ever, there is not a single promising affair to 
record the progress of. The departure ol 
Mr. Holmes and the Dicks prevented the 
realization 'of theatrical promises. Their 
spasm of activity exhausted itself in the ger- 
man that took place in the ballroom last 

It was a very pretty cotillion; Mr. Holmes 
and Miss Hager led at one end and Mr. Dick 
and Miss Cleveland at the other. A variety 
of pretty figures were danced, among them 
being the one called " paper bags." In this, 
the peculiarity consists in concealing the 
heads and faces of the men by means of bags 
made of tissue. The girls are then compelled 
to select partners either by the set of their 
shoulders or the style of their studs. This 
method is said to have advantages over the 
prevailing one of choosing men by the contour 
of their mustaches. The windmill, driving, 
marching, and several other figures more or 
less familiar, were danced. It seems a pity 
that the supper, about which there was so 
much speculation and preparation, did not 

# * # 

Pursuing the Welsh rarebit is among the 
latest diversions at Del Monte. Every even- 
ing select parties are made up aiid in the card- 
room of the clubhouse, the chafing-dish rites 
are performed. About the preparation of this 
most succulent of quadrupeds, a variety of 
opinion prevails. To avoid complications, the 
exponents are each given a night to demon- 
strate their skill. It is Dr. Harry Tevis one 
evening, Lansing Kellogg on the next. Mrs. 
Commodore Dickerson's rarebit was pro- 
nounced very clever, but the palm, by general 
discontent, was awarded to Walter Dean for 
his. Another current delicacy is grilled sar- 
dine. Artistically prepared, it leaves little to 
be desired. 

* * * 

THE BALLROOM of the Sea Beach Hotel 
looked quite gay last Saturday evening. 
Gathered there were most of the belles of 
.Santa Cruz, besides many graceful and some 
few beautiful maidens from San Jose, and the 
metropolis. Civic dignitaries lent their pres- 
ence to the event. The Mayor was there and 
half a dosen Supervisors, not to mention sub- 
sidiary officialdom in best bibs and tuckers. 
The costume features of a dance naturally call 
for comment. Some handsome gowns were 
displayed. That worn by Miss Delmas was 
much admired; Miss Trevesant's was a charm 
ing confection in delicately blended shades; 
Miss Maude Arques looked sweet in white ; 
Miss Harrington, the Misses Delmas, Miss 
Enright, Miss Robinson, and Miss Rotate 

Wallace, all appeared to advantage. Very 
stylish dresses were those worn by Mrs. 
Spence and Mrs. Nat Brittan. 

* * * 

Everyone danced. The musicians were 
kept busy until after midnight, and the par- 
ticipants tore themselves away from the smooth 
floor with regret. Jeremiah Lynch proved a 
capable Master of Ceremonies, and altogether 
the affair was a success. 

* * * 

The large contingent of San Jose people 
whose exertions contributed so much to the 
gayety of Santa Cruz this season, returned 
home on Monday last. They certainly 
enjoyed a delightful visit, and by the number 
and variety of their entertainments made the 
days pass with extreme rapidity. The expres- 
sions of regret over their departure were sin- 
cere. Mrs. Carroll returns to her residence on 
Van Ness Avenue next week; Mrs. Dr. Rob- 
inson is already home; Mrs. Arques and Miss 
Maude will remain in San Jose until the 
"Shoot," for which they will go to Del 

* * * 

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Huntington were the 
guests of Mrs. W. H. Mills at her Beach Hill 
residence last week. Mr. Huntington is 
charmed with Santa Cruz and has had several 
consultations with the most prominent citi- 
zens in regard to improvements in transporta- 
tion facilities. 

* * * 

Judge W. T. Wallace was among the visit- 
ors to Santa Cruz last week. He came down 
with G. Frank .Smith and was the guest of 
Mr. and Mrs. Charlemagne Towers at their 
handsome summer home on the cliffs. The 
Judge spent the mornings and afternoons on 
the beach under the regulation umbrella, and 
in his inimitable manner talked through a 
thousand subjects to a group of willing list- 

* * * 

afforded by a young Englishman who has lost 
both heart and head to a Society Belle. Not 
that there is aught surprising in his enthrall- 
ment ; he is by no means singular in his ad- 
miration. It is the length to which he carries 
it, the number and variety of his matri- 
monial propositions, and the peculiar type of 
gifts he insists on sending his inamorata that 
are abnormal. A very pleasant young fellow 
in his way, educated at Oxford whence he 
graduated with distinguished honors; he ar- 
rived in San Francisco from India and Japan 
some few weeks ago. 

* * * 

Men are not numerous at Monterey this 
season and the Englishman, besides being pre^ 


sentable, was an agreeable talker. Having Jose for Mt. Hamilton on Thursday morning 

traveled, he had a few new stories and rattier last. It was organized by Mrs. Arques and 

a neat knack of making the best of them. To Mrs. Carroll and the members of the paity 

the fascinations of the Belle he succumbed at who had so enjoyed themselves at Santa Cruz 

first sight. Regarding him as a relief to the were ths guests. Several teams were neces- 

current California male, she was consideration sary to transport them to the vicinity of the 

itself; they went driving together— the result great telescope, and all were given an oppor- 

his admiration became passion and insisted tunity of gazing at the astronomical appli- 

on expression. Being a bit literary in his 
tendencies he chose a special arrangement of 
words for his declaration and was so enchanted 
by the verbal rainbow that he hardly realized 
his proposition was not accepted. He repeated 
.it with the same dire consequences, and declin- 
ing to believe in the inefficiency of his own 
fascination, he credited to the Belle's mother 
his refusal. 

* * * 

Then he proceeded to go crazy. Appar- 
ently sane in other particulars he insi'ted on 
-ending the Belle a most curious variety of 
articles. Flowers she had in quantities. To 
her room he dispatched tooth-picks and hair 
brushes, besides long and sentimental notes; 
once he bestowed his wash list on her. In 
fact the situation became embarrassing, and 
the peculiar choice of gifts excited great 
amusement throughout the hotel. The last 
development of his mania evinces itself in 
impromptu proposals. He improves every 
opportunity and spends the rest of his time 
concocting elaborate written expositions of 
his love which the Belle has recently kept 
a messenger boy busy returning. What the 
Englishman will do next is a question. At 
present, the situation has features distinctly 
humorous. * * * 

ROBERT BUCHANNAN, who succeeded 
in attracting some little attention at Del Monte, 
was rather a pleasant young Englishman, less 
inclined than his compatriots to pose as an 
example of the perfect fitness of insular things. 

ances and Director Holden be fore returning. 

* * * 

It is quite evident that the guests of Lark- 
spur Inn are enjoying themselves thoroughly, 
if one is to judge by the entertainments they 
have at this popular resort. Picnic parties to 
Lake Lagunitas, Bollinas, and to other charm- 
ing places in the vicinity are of daily occur- 
rence. For those who remain at the hotel 
there are pleasures in abundance. Asa mat- 
ter of course, the swimming baths have many 
patrons, and lawn tennis and bowling afford 
enjoyment for others. As the schools have 
opened, some of the families have returned to 
the city, and there are accommodations now 
that were not to be had at the height of the 
season. I am told that the management of 
Larkspur Inn are making special rates for 
those who will remain there for a couple of 

* * * 

The principal wedding of the week in Jew- 
ish circles was that of Miss Goldina Gump, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Gump, to Lou 
vSwabacker, of Wheeling, W. Va. The cere- 
mony was celebrated at the California Hotel, 
and was witnessed by a large circle of friends 
of the contracting couple. The bride was 
charming in a gown of heavy -cream Duchesse 
satin, trimmed with lace, and wore many 
beautiful diamonds. Dr. Vorsanger performed 
the ceremony, after which a magnificent sup- 
per was partaken of. There were many hand- 
some presents that testified to the esteem in 
which Mr. and Mrs. Swabacker are held by 

He knew almost as much about literature as 

the majority of us, and was vaguely conscious their friends, 

that some literary fellow of the same name * * * 

had written a book, "God and the Man." The engagement of Miss Lucie Simon and 

One sunny afternoon his traveling companion, Lionel Heynemann is announced. Miss Simon 

at a loss for conversation, started a tale that is the daughter of J. S. Simon, of the firm of 

this was the veritable Robert, and straightway Stein, Simon & Co. She is an exceedingly 

the youth found h.mself famous. Two society amiable girl and very popular. Mr Heyne- 

girls immediately proceeded to talk literature mann is a son of H. Heynemann, and is by 

at him, and discuss his own works. To fill in profession a mechanical engineer. He is in 

gaps, I believe, he described his method of the employ of the Southern Pacific Company, 

novel construction, and all would have gone * * * 

admirably but for the untoward desire of a Mrs. Volney Spalding arrived this week 

certain auburn-tressed maiden for a specimen from Honolulu, where she has spent the past 

of his handiwork. two months, and was the recipient of much 

* * * attention. It is quite likely that Mrs. SpakF 
" Mr. Buchannan," she said, bearing down 

on him armed with an autograph album, 
" will you not write me a poem and sign your 
name to it ? " She pleaded very prettily and 
her Reubens locks would surely have charmed 
anyone with an iota of taste. He stammered 
a declination, but finally consented. To the 
rescue came the traveling companion. To- 
gether they found an unfrequented book of 
poems and one of these, transcribed, decorates 
Miss Mamie's album. 

# * * 

A very jolly excursion started from San 

ing will go to her country house at Belvedere 
very soon. 

* * * 

bright women assembled on Monday evening 
in the parlor of the Pleasanton to bid Dr. 
Amy G. Bowen welcome home. Given by the 
" Woman's Club " it was in notable contrast 
to the usual order of society events that occur 
here. Everyone in the room was a personage, 

Richardson & Robbins' Potted Ham for Picnics and 

that is, they were doctresses, literary or law- 
yer ladies, and yet, I believe, they conversed 
about the interesting subjects that engage the 
attention of ordinary females. Still, it is 
rather embarrassing to find one's self an iota 
amid a crowd of the gifted. To ask the iden- 
tity of a particular girl was tantamount to a 
confession of ignorance. 

* * * ^ 

The interrogated assumed a superior smile 
and icily inquires : 

" What, don't you really know Miss Bas- 
blue who read that wonderful paper at the 
Cooper Medical the other night ? ' 1 

Then, one's innocence of the existence of 
Miss Basblue becomes a feature of the Penal 
Code and heroism is required to express one's 
curiosity. It is only at such a gathering that 
one obtains an impression of the output of the 
various colleges. I saw enough Doctresses in 
that parlor to supply the medical requirements 
of two cities. Charming maidens some of 
them, too, though they seem to all cultivate a 
diagnostic use of their eyes that is a trifle em- 

* * * 

The least callous of us object to our physi- 
cal disabilities being apprehended by a pretty 
girl though she be a graduate of a score of 
colleges. It is dimly whispered, though, they 
are as susceptible to the tender passion and 
the influences of gold braid and brass buttons as 
the stupidest of their sisters. I was also struck 
by the preponderance of homeopathists. In- 
deed, it seems a merciful provision of divine 
Providence that the feminine mind should 
select this, the less destructive branch of the 
profession. Had they been allopathists, I 
would turn undertaker. I regret to say the 
evening finished up with a dance. This was 
too disillusionizing. 

* ♦ * 

I wonder does Editor Flyun, of the Wasp, 
remember a certain story he contributed to a 
Sunday Chronicle some years ago ? Those 
were the days before Tom had softening of the 
brain, and occasionally he wrote a column 
worth reading. This described a party of 
storm-bound fishermen who were whiling 
the time away by story-telling. Each 
contributed his quota — some relating scraps of 
their careers, others episodes from the experi- 
ences of their friends. Setting about for 
further amusement they tried each other's 
hats on. That of the only man who had been 
consistently silent passed over the heads of all 
the rest. He had married the keeper of his 
boarding-house and indulged a cultivated leis- 
ure at full length. I am given to understand 
that Tom's derby passes over the ears of 
everyone in town but the Superintendent of 

* * * 

eaway in Mill Valley continue to be well 
attended on Saturdays. I have not before 
spoken of the elaborate arrangement of tents 
and the artistic decoration of this summer 
home. Everything is arranged in admirable 



style, and all the conveniences are available. 
The cuisine is presided over by an expensive 
Chinese cook, and he is assisted by a Celestial 
who keeps the furniture in order. The sleep- 
ing tents are veritable boudoirs hung with 
pretty curtains, and adorned with pictures, 
photographs and lounges. There is a shower 
bath, a kitchen tent wherein are prepared 
quite elaborate dinners — in fact the prevailing 
luxury is pronounced. 

4c if if 

I believe the dozen campers were organized 
by Joe Emanuel, who is thus partially respon- 
sible for the undertaking. There has been a 
great deal of entertaining done, and hardly a 
night has passed without bringing a few visit- 
ors from town. On Saturday and Sunday 
both Celestials have all they can do to provide 
for the guests who seem decidedly to enjoy 
their visits. 

The opera Clay Green and H. J. Stewart are 
writing for Agnes Huntington, grows apace. 
Two acts have already been written and 
the melodies are far more successful than 
those that occurred in "Bluff King Hal." 
The composer is devoting considerable time 
and all his energy to the work, and be- 
lieves he will produce some songs worth hear- 
ing. The libretto presents a pretty story in 
which the shapely and stately Agnes will have 
the male part, for which she stipulated. As a 
matter of course the plot will enable her to 
exhibit a charming Worth costume in the last 
act, when she discards the conventional male 
costume of comic opera and assumes that of 
her own most charming sex. 

THE ENTERTAINMENT at the Califor- 
nia Athletic Club on Tuesday evening was 
one of the best ever seen in this city, indeed, 
I doubt if a more evenly contested battle has 
been fought anywhere. It augured well for 
the success of President Cook's administra- 
tion that 5000 people went to the Club 
thoroughly assured that they would receive 
the worth of their money. The fight was 
hard, bitter, and fast, and showed plainly that 
the face is not the best place for an athlete to 
reach for. George Dawson left Daniel Need- 
ham's countenance much as God made it, but 
with an accuracy that was scientific, and a 
persistency worthy the $2000 purse, kept up a 
constant drumming on the place where the 
Needham heart and kidneys are wont to be. 
* * * 

Dawson showed himself to be a gentle- 
manly fighter ; he took no mean advantage of 
his opponent, but he was as relentless as fate, 
and his blows on Needham fell as regularly as 
the sands of time. He constantly pushed his 
Roman nose in the way of Needham's glove, 
and while that article was turning the spigot 
that emitted the claret, he visited the Need- 
ham side with closed-fist blows that sounded 
dull and heavy. Before them Needham went 
to pieces, but there wasn't a dram of quit in 
his make-up; he fought like a Spartan ; when 
knocked down, refused to take his ten seconds 
on grass, and rose with the dignity and cour- 

age of a gladiator. But before Dawson's trip- 
hammer he was a piece of warm metal, and 
succumbed at last. Dawson is the wonder of 

$ $ $ 

IN THESE DAYS of will contests it is 
impossible not to rejoice over an estate that 
has escaped legal partition. It was generally 
believed that the fight over John Vance's 
millions would be a severe one, but the heirs 
it seems, have adjusted their differences out of 
Court, and the career of this rugged old lum- 
berman will escape being exploited. He left 
some $1,500,000 dollars, two sons and a 
nephew, and in his very last testament divided 
the property between his eldest hope and the 
nephew, to the exclusion of the second son, to 
whom an annuity of a few thousand per 
annum was devised. A wife received some- 
thing like $50,000, but about her, more anon. 
Vance made a series of wills, and revoked 
them. He was satisfied to give to each of 
the boys a third of his . accumulations 
after the spouse was provided for, and would 
have done so but for the intervention of the 
eldest son. 

* * * 

The latter, Edgar, an honorable man, was 
convinced that his brother Albert would never 
live to inherit a share of the property. He 
represented to his father the danger of leaving 
so much wealth to an invalid, and explained 
that instead of improving, his health grew 
worse. Vance listened to these arguments 
and altered his will, this being the third time. 
A few months later he died, after deeding to 
his two heirs the controlling interest in the 
Eel River Railroad, valued at some $700,000. 
About this time Albert's condition began to 
improve. When he found himself cut off he 
was very indignant, and Edgar, realizing the 
injury he had done his brother, offered to 
revert to the second will that gave them each 
a third. The nephew refused to consent. 

* * * 

Then arose the contest. I believe all the 
attorneys in Humboldt County were retained, 
and the brothers brought D. M. Delmas from I 
San Francisco to assist their cause. Had it 
not been for Vance's deed of gift, in settling 
the dispute would have proved less difficult, but 
the nephew had some $350,000 ready money, 
and could afford to fight. Delmas succeeded 
in tying him up, however; more negotiations 
followed, the result being that he agreed to 
accept one-fourth of the million and a half in 
lieu of all claims. On that basis a settlement 
has been arrived at. 

* * * 

A very curious type was this John Vance. He 
hadaclear headand strongpassions.was shrewd, 
capable, and parsimonious. His deals were 
handled with foresight, and he seldom made 
those mistakes about men or money that de- 
prived some of his associates of their accu- 
mulation. A Nova Scotian by birth and a 
carpenter by trade, Vance crossed over to 
Boston years ago, obtained a little competence, 

Richardson & Robbins' Potted Hani for Picnics ami 

and decided, when California began to boom, 
to come here. Instead of heading for the 
mines, he was persuaded to go to Eureka. 
Obtaining a start, he began to rear the frame 
of his fortune. His eldest son came out to 
him, but for his wife, he never sent. Mr. Vance 
in the new country developed ideas out of all 
consonance with the morality of the Sunday 
schools. He indulged an erratic fancy in 
females, and his exploits were subjects of com- 
ment. However, Edgar determined to have 
his mother in California, and wrote for her to 

* * * 

This was in the late '50's. One fine day, 
Vance and his son were on the wharf watch- 
ing the incoming of the steamer from San 
Francisco. As she neared the landing, Edgar, 
who expected what was going to happen, said : 

" Father, I see on board mother and brother 

Vance gave one quick look, and then turn- 
ing, dashed through the crowd into town. 
He headed for the country, and was not heard 
of for weeks. Then, he said he would not 
return until his wife left. A few days later 
she returned to the city, he allowing a sum 
sufficient for her expenses. She died, poor 
woman, many years ago, and then Albert came 
to his father, who received him with kindness. " 

* * * 

That her death made much difference to 
John Vance cannot reasonably be claimed. 
The snares and toils of matrimony he avoided, 
spending his time between his house in 
Eureka and his home on the Mad River prop- 
erty, which is among the most valuable assets 
of the estate. At each of these abiding places 
he had a housekeeper, women of some pre- 
tensions to good looks. He took care that 
the sway of one did not clash with that of the 
other. The degree of affection he bore each 
was difficult to determine ; that he cared for 
one more than another either could hardly 
claim. However, in December last he was 
stricken with paralysis, and from the Mad 
River place was conveyed to Eureka, placed 
in charge there of his housekeeper, who saw 
he wanted nothing. I suppose the old lumber- 
man began to think over his life as men do 
under such circumstances, and determined to 
secure a nurse for his infirmity by marriage. 

* * * 

The Eureka housekeeper, being closest at 
hand, was chosen and became Mrs. Vance, 
the ceremony being performed at the bedside 
of the invalid. In his first will he devised to 
her some $20,000, but thinking very truly the 
woman who bore his name and had been his, 
faithfully, so many years deserved more, he 
willed her $50,000, which she now has. 
What a field for novel making the careers of 
some of these old Californians offer. 

* * * 

case of political thievery that equals in enor- 
mity the one perpetrated by the last Legisla- 
ture when it passed the legislative apportion- 
ment bill. The Congressional apportionment, 
in which the Republicans sought to appropri- 


THE W AV H, . 

ate five Congress districts and make the others 
debatable that ought to be Democratic, was 
bad enough, but this legislative bill compared 
to that is as an Edison arc light to a tallow 
candle. One is petty and the other grand 
larceny. Of course, no one will blame the 
Republicans for taking a fair advantage of 
their majority in the last Legislature. They 
had a right to frame an apportionment such 
as would give their party the benefit of all 
doubts and fractions, but their plan of taking 
everything and leaving nothing is really a 
swinish trick. 

* * * 

I have observed recently a large amount of 
virtuous indignation among several of my 
highly respectable Republican contemporaries 
over the conduct of the Tammany Board of 
Aldermen in New York City, that Board, it 
seems, has lately gerrymandered the city so 
that the Republicans will hereafter get but 
one out of thirty Assemblymen elected on 
Manhattan Island. Considering the fact that 
their own party in this State is about to en- 
force a desperate attempt to prevent the 
Democrats from having any representation at 
all in future Legislatures, this exhibition of 
virtue is quite fine. 

* * * 

When I reflect upon the matter, I cannot 
refrain from expressing the hope that Tam- 
many will discover some way of scooping in 
that remaining Assemblyman. I should like 
to see more of this respectable Republican 
indignation. It will tend to mollify the indig- 
nation of the Democracy out here at the 
gerrymander to which I have referred. I am 
informed that Judge Dibble is responsible for 
our case of political grand larceny. It may 
be true that he did not frame the bill, but I 
am assured the measure was the result of the 
combined wisdom of himself, Senator Voor- 
hies, and Jake Steppacher. At all events he 
introduced it into the Assembly and it bears 
his name. Under these circumstances he is 
at least one of the fathers of the job, if not 
the principal parent. 

The apportionment of districts is made on 
the Pond-Markham vote of 1890. It will be 
remembered that, while Senator Stanford 
carried the State by about 40,000 — that was 
the aggregate majority of the Republican leg- 
islative candidates — and the Secretary of State 
and Attorney-General carried it by from 
16,000 to 20,000, Governor Markham won by 
only about 7000. The difference between the 
majority for Markham and the majorities for 
the others on the Republican ticket is the 
number of votes Pond ran ahead of his col- 
leagues — namely, in round figures 10,000 
votes. * * * 

It must be remembered, however, that 
much of Pond's additional vote came from 
Republican districts, especially in this city, 
where he beat Markham by a small majority, 
although the legislative candidates swept the 
city by over Sooo. Therefore, an apportion- 
ment drawn on the Pond-Markham vote is 
better for the Republicans than one drawn on 
a vote where the Democrats carried the State. 

And this is the reason : Districts conceded to 
the Democrats by small majorities will turn 
out Republican when the Pond Republicans 
vote their party ticket; whereas districts made 
Republican under such a vote will be more 
than safe. And, yet, this subtle advantage 
was not sufficient to satisfy the hunger of the 
political cormorants who originated this ger- 
rymander. * * * 

Take the Senate for instance. They have 
not only stolen the members by districting so 
as to produce Republican majorities, but they 
have " stuffed " the population of the Demo- 
cratic districts as well. The Second Senate 
District, comprising the counties of Siskiyou, 
Trinity, Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen, has a 
population of 36,000 and a Democratic major- 
ity of 85. The Fortieth District, comprising 
San Diego County, has 975 Republican major- 
ity and a population of 14,000. There are 
other cases nearly as flagrantly unequal . as 
this. The plan was to swell the population of 
the Democratic districts and contract that of 
the Republican, thus making more Republi- 
can Senators. This is downright robbery, 
and a plain violation of the Constitution, 
which provides that the population of the 
Senate and Assembly Districts shall be as 
nearly equal as may be. 

* * * 

Not content with this, however, the framers 
of the bill have gerrymandered for majorities. 
There are twenty hold-over Senators. They 
represent even numbered districts. Fourteen 
of them are Republicans. In order to secure 
the Senate this year, and with it the United 
States Senator, even though there may be a 
tidal wave, these highwaymen have twisted 
the thing around so as to make as many as 
possible of the odd-numbered districts Repub- 
lican. Here are the Republican majorities in 
some of them : First District, 394 majority; 
Third, 553; " Seventh, 279; Ninth, 523; 
Eleventh, 560; Thirteenth, 1099; Fifteenth, 
225; Nineteenth (San Francisco), 305; Twenty- 
first (San Francisco), 230; Twenty-seventh, 
800; Twenty-ninth, 593; Thirty-first, 200; 
Thirty-fifth, 465; Thirty-seventh, 500; Thirty- 
ninth, 997. Thus it will be observed that 
the framers of this bill have made 15 
of the odd-numbered districts from which 
Senators are to be chosen this year, hopelessly 
Republican. These fifteen, added to the four- 
teen hold-overs, will give that party twenty- 
nine of the forty Senators. How can any Demo- 
cratic candidate for the United States Senate 
beat such a combination ? It is impossible. 
* * * 

The Assembly apportionment is even worse. 
It is worse because the gerrymanderers had 
more members to steal from. If you were to 
take a colored citizen, whose talents inclined 
toward poultry, and turn him into a hen-roost 
containing eighty fowls he would naturally be 
able to stow away more pullets than if he 
were operating in a hen-roost containing but 
forty. The ratio of representation is just as 

Richardson & Robbins' Potted Hani for Picnics and 

unequal in the Assembly as in the Senate 
districts, and the gerrymander just as uncon- 
scionable; but no distinction is made between 
the odd and even numbered districts for the 
obvious reason that the Assembly is elected 
fresh every two years and none of its members 
hold over. One or two illustrations of the 
representation will be sufficient. The Tenth 
Assembly District (Colusa and Lake) has a 
population of 20,597 ar >d a Democratic major- 
ity of 1 108. The County of San Diego has a 
population of 14,987 and a Republican major- 
ity of 975. It is given two Assemblymen or 
one for each 7000 people ! This is the most 
flagrant case of " stuffing " I have ever heard 
of. * * * 

The County of Sacramento, with a Repub- 
lican majority of 1099 and a population of 
40,000, is given three Assemblymen, or one for 
each 10,000 people, while the County of Men- 
docino, with a Democratic majority of 257, 
gets one Assemblyman for 17,357 people. 
The Fifty-seventh Assembly District (Stanis- 
laus and Merced )has a population of 17,014 
and a Democratic majority of 587. 

* # * 

I will venture to say that a more outrageous 
case of political grand larceny than this can- 
not be found outside of Ohio and Indiana. 
It really reflects credit on Tudge Dibble, Sen- 
ator Voorhies, and Mr. Steppacher. They 
must have brought to bear upon the job all 
their multifarious political resources. By 
scrimping the representation in Republican 
and swelling it in Democratic districts, and 
combining some counties and districting 
others they have managed to make the State 
yield, in a year when it gives a Republican 
majority of from 3000 to 5000, forty-six sure 
Republican Assemblymen, or a majority of the 
whole House of six. In a year like 1890 the 
Democrats would not elect ten members out of 
the eighty. In San Francisco the gerryman- 
derers have taken five of the nine Senators and 
ten of the eighteen Assemblymen sure, with 
one Senate and two Assembly districts close and 
debatable — probably Republican. 

* * * 

For the amusement of the numerous Demo- 
cratic candidates for the United States Senate 
this year, I take pleasure in appending the 
apportionment of San Francisco. The figures 
explain themselves : 






265 Deni. \ 
460 Deni. J 

... 17 ... 

. 725 Dem. 


350 Dem. \ 
325 Dem. J ' 

... 18 ... 

. 675 Dem. 


65 Rep. \ 
240 Rep. J 

... 19 ... 

. 305 Rep. 


36 .... 

300 Rep "1 
30 Dem. 1 

... 20 ... 

. 270 Rep. 

37 •••• 
.38 .... 

170 Rep. "1 
60 Rep. ( - 

... 21 . . . 

. 230 Rep. 

40 .... 

41 .... 

75 Rep. \ 
260 Rep. / 

... 22 . . . 

• 335 Rep. 

31 •••• 

510 Dem. \ 
430 Rep. / " 

... 23 ... 

So Dem. 


450 Rep. \ 
280 Rep. j 

... 24 ... 

. 730 Rep. 


50 Dem. 1 
550 Dem. J ' 

... 25 ... 

. 600 Dem. 

For the reasons already given, namely, that 
the apportionment is made on the vote of 



Pond who drew largely from the Republicans 
in 1890, it is probable that the Twenty-third 
district, with eight}' Deinociatic majority, is 
really Republican, and that the Thirty-sixth 
and Forty-fourth Assembly districts, with 
thirty and fifty respectively, will turn out 
similarly. If this is so an ordinary election in 
this city will give the Republicans six of the 
nine Senators and twelve of the eighteen 
Assemblymen. And yet my esteemed Repub- 
lican contemporaries grumble because Tam- 
many has gerrymandered New York City. If 
Tammany can beat this then I am willing to 
salute Tammany; but as things stand Judge 
Dibble, Senator Voorhies, and Jake Steppacher 
are entitled to the belt. 

NOT MANY PEOPLE remember the visit 
which the Marquis da Mores paid here a dozen 
years ago. It was an errand of friendship 
and at the time of a society tragedy. Madame 
Belloc had just committed suicide, and public 
opinion was very bitter against her husband for 
the part he had played in the affair. De Mores 
came here from his Montana ranch to render 
his friend Belloc counsel and assistance in the 
hour of need, and it had been at his request 
that the child was taken from Madame Belloc, 
and put quietly away with her husband's fam- 
ily in France. At that time De Mores was a 
handsome, vivacious chap, with very pretty 
eyes and an easy address. He was enter- 
tained by several of the French residents, and 
even attended one of our cotillions, held at 
the McDowells' home at Black Point, if I re- 
member rightly. 

* * * 

On his return East, De Mores married the 
daughter of old Yon Hoffman, who is a 
wretched, snuffy creature, with white side- 
whiskers and a pig face, who made money as 
a banker in New York. His wife has called 
herself Da Hoffman ever since her daughter 
married Da Mores, and she spends most of her 
time in France. However, the old man al- 
ways sticks to the German "Von." Once I 
crossed the Atlatvic with him, and in company 
with two festive New Yorkers took particular 
delight in guying him all the way over, for he 
made one of the most delicious victims 
I ever met. He wo e his large napkin 
tiei round his neck in such a fashion that 
two huge white ends reared themselves abov° 
his head like asses' ears. He had private 
cream, private butter, private salt, private 
ducks, and a private coffee set, and he spent 
his time in misery lest the entire captain's 
table should not know this. During the meal 
there would be a constant antiphou from him 
of: " Oxguse me — dot's nieiu cream you 

* * * 

We quickly got tired of this business, and 
laid out a campaign which nearly drove the 
poor man insane. The moment he would grab 
at me for appropriating his salade romaine, my 
friend across the table would slide his hand 
dextrously towards his private strawberries, 
while two others would reach for his celery 
salt. A well-known and genial young San 

Francisco millionaire, who delights in prac- 
tical jokes, was in our company, and the prank 
he played finally rid our table of Yon Hoff- 
man and his intense privacy. 

* * * 

This was his plot : There happened to be a 
clever old maid from Peoria, 111., on board, 
and she was very susceptible. In fact, she 
was very good fun, and although I have never 
since met anybody from Peoria, I am assured 
that the woods there are full of her kind. The 
young San Francisco millionaire began one 
morning to pay her violent attentions, and in- 
sisted on calling her the Princess Barberini. 
We all joined in the plot, and that day she 
became simply intoxicated with the embarrass- 
ment of attention she received from five of the 
choicest young fellows on the ship. We had 
luncheon served on deck, and while one man 
fanned her, another fed her with some of Von 
Hoffman's private strawberries and private 
cream . 

Just before dinner that night we had finally 
persuaded her that Yon Hoffman was a wid- 
ower, and that he was madly in love with 
her, and that as a friend of his we didn't like 
to witness the sufferings of an unfortunate 
billionaire any longer than we could help. 
Would she consent to change places with 
young Mr. Million, of New York, just for that 
evening, in order to sit by Von Hoffman at our 
table ? 

Would she?— Well, I wonder ! 

* * * 

Von Hoffman didn't exactly know what to 
make of it when he reached the table. He 
looked at the gaunt, frizzled specimen at his 
right with secret terror. She smiled at him 
languishingly, and he shuddered. Then the 
young San Francisco millionaire introduced 
her to him as the Princess Barberini of Rome 
His fat, waxen face wrinkled itself in smiles, 
and he was more than attentive; in fact, so en- 
grossed that he didn't notice the man on his 
left pour vinegar into his private cream, nor 
was he aware that a cruet of sweet oil had 
been emptied into his Chablis. I've forgotten 
how the rest of his dinner was doctored, but I 
know he made the Peorian Princess think that 
he was trying to poison her about the time 
that dessert arrived. She fled in wild horror 
to her stateroom, while we drew down upon 
the old man's head a most awful storm of in- 
dignation from the other passengers. 

The captain and doctor protested against 
his in an angry, British style. 
After that the old gentleman dined in his own 
stateroom, and we were quit of him. 

* * * 

Speaking of Belloc, I must confess that I 
never joined in the storm of abuse which pur 
sued him in the affair with his wife. Their 
marriage was a surprise to everyone, because 
Society had always thought he would marry 
Miss Emma Cole. Why this latter match 
was broken off I do not know. General 
Scwall had to pay out a dowry of $15,000 

Richardson & Robbins' Plum Padding— A Delicious 

to Belloc, and thereby embarrass his small 
fortune for the daughter's whim. Though 
the marriage was unhappy from the very 
first, Madame Belloc never would have 
committed suicide at the Mission Dolores 
churchyard, had not that dreadfully scurr lous 
article appeared in the News Letter. The fat 
old hag who wrote it lived in the Palace Hotel, 
a id has been roasted by his Satanic majesty 
several years since I trust ; a fate that a gen- 
erous Devil has in store for the editor who 
published it. 

What a terror to Society she was, to be 
sure. No woman's name or character was 
safe when her tongue wagged. In her latter 
years, I am told, she was afflicted with that 
complaint of which tradition says King Herod 
died. I will also trust that this in formation 
is correct. 

* * * 

THE ARTICLE on "Our Gentle Folks," 
in last week's issue, attracted considerable 
interest, and has directed attention to arms, 
crests, and mottoes. In the short space at my 
disposal I was quite unable to tell of all the 
well-known people in San Francisco on whom 
an honored ancestry had conferred the inestim- 
able favor of wearing arms on their stationer}' 
and bed-linen, and my attention has been drawn 
to some of those whom I had neglected. If 
there are any others, aside from those, I shall 
be pleased to publish their names, with arms, 
crest, and motto, merely asking that my cor- 
respondents authenticate their statements. 

The Hammonds, of whom there is an 
important family here, are thus described: 
Arms, argent on a chevron sable, between 
two pellets, each charged with a martlet 
argent, in chief, and an oak wreath proper, 
in base three escalops, or, a bordure engrailed 
vert. Crest: Out of a Naval Crown or; the 
sails argent, an eagle's head, sable. Motto: 
Paratus et fidehs. 

The Spensers are represented by a well- 
known insurance man, whose arms are like 
those of the Duke of Marlborough's: Arms, 
quarterly, argent and gules, on second and 
third quarters a fret or, over all a bend sable, 
three escalops of the first. Crest, out of a 
ducal coronet, a griffin's head argent. Motto: 
Dieu defend le droit. 

# * * 

Colin M. Boyd, another insurance man, is 
from an ancient Scotch family, and has its 
armorial bearings: Arms, argent, a fesse vaire, 
gules and azure. Crest: A hand pointing with 
the forefinger. Motto: Confido. 

The Cheesemans are well-known Society 
people here since early times. Their arms 
are: Per chevron sable and argent, three 
estoil^es of the same. Crest: A hand holding 
up a royal crown, proper. 

The Deckers are another family well known 
in Society from other days. Arms: Party 
per bend iicbule; or, a leopard's head erased; 
argent, a dove bearing an olive branch. Crest, 
a tiger passant and regardant. 

The Coles are well known in Society as well 
as in mercantile circles. They are of an old 
and very excellent family in England, and 



these are their arms : Purpure, three Cath- 
arine wheels purpure on a chevron argent. 
Crest: A Catharine wheel purpure. Motto : 
Virtus in actione co?isistat. 

Mr. Sheldon, who rivals Mr. Greenway in 
Society popularity, has the following escutch- 
eon : Sable, a fesse argent between three 
sheldrakes proper. Crest: A sheldrake proper. 
Motto : Optimum pati. 

I AM INFORMED by letter from Paris 
that Mrs. Frederick Barreda, who is at present 
at the world's capital, with her daughter Rose 
and Mrs. Hearst, has, by one of those mar- 
velous accidents of Fortune, come into a large 
estate. This lady had two uncles when a 
young girl. They lived in Chile and Peru, 
while she was of old Spain. The younger of 
the two uncles paid a visit to the latter country, 
and, according to a custom quite prevalent 
there, wedded his pretty young niece. Pos- 
sessed of enormous wealth, he held positions 
in the diplomatic service of the greatest im- 
portance. In Paris his home was like Alad- 
din's palace, while in London Madame Barreda 
was the most popular of all the ambassadors' 
wives. Her jewels were famous for their 
brilliancy and beauty, and her dinners were 
like a duchess's. 

* * * 

Her triumphs in Europe were repeated in 
New York. They hired a splendid mansion 
on the corner of Madison Avenue and East 
Twenty-sixth Street, and built a summer 
palace at Newport. For the New York house 
they paid a rental of $20,000 a year, while the 
place at Newport cost over half a million. 
Mrs. Astor was proud to be her friend, and 1 
her cotillions and afternoon teas were famous. 
Suddenly came the war between Peru and 
Chile. Barreda's fortune vanished like the 
wind, and he was left penniless. A man of 
brave determination, he resolved not to give 
way before the terrible disaster, but to make 
it his life work to recoup himself. Coming 
to San Francisco with no money, and only his 
brains as capital, he started in impetuously to 
make money. Entering the coffee and com- 
mission business, he struggled day and night 
with this one end in view. 

* * * 

Several fortunate ventures gave him a good 
beginning, and he branched out in a larger 
field. Soon he had got together $30,000, which 
he put into a comfortable house — for by this 
time he realized that the hand of Death was 
reaching for him. 

The last three months of his life were heroic. 
The struggle to leave his wife and four children 
in comfort was almost superhuman. In the 
end he died, leaving them $50,000 worth of 
property. Now it seems the other uncle died 
at an advanced age in Paris some weeks ago, 
leaving Mrs. Barreda a millionairess once more. 

* * # 

This is how the windfall occurred: 
When Mrs. Barreda left San Francisco with 
Mrs. Hearst in the spring she took her eldest 
daughter, Miss Rose. It had been many years 
since she had seen her aged uncle and it was 

his especial desire to look upon his favorite 
niece's face once more. 

I remember him in Paris as a nabob, who 
was surrounded by about twenty or thirty of 
his South American and Spanish relatives, in 
the style of a prince. Mrs. Barreda reached 
London and tarried there several days. Miss 
Rose became infatuated with the place, which 
is strange, since I have always noticed that 
London is distinctly a man's city. She per- 
suaded her mother to stop another week, not- 
withstanding the fact that cablegrams kept 
coming twice a day from Paris feverishly beg- 
ging them to hurry. 

* * * 

Finally the day came when Mrs. Barreda 
sent an answer saying that they would leave 
London on the tidal train that evening. The 
old gentleman was so overcome with joy that 
he fell in a fit on the marble pavement of his 
courtyard and died, with the dispatch in his 
hand, almost instantly. 

When Mrs. Barreda and her daughter drove 
up to the house in the early morning she 
found everything grief and wailing. How- 
ever, she comes in for a rare fortune by the 
will, and that would console the saddest heart 
in Christendom. 

* * * 

office of City and County Recorder, whose 
names I have seen mentioned in the news- 
papers, is that of John T. Washington. I 
am told that Mr. Washington, who is nearly 
six feet high and weighs about 250 pounds, is 
a rather coy candidate, and that only upon 
the earnest solicitation of a large number of 
his fellow citizens has he consented to permit 
his name to go before the coming reorganized 
and purified Democratic Municipal Con- 
vention. I do not know whether this diffi- 
dence arises from the fact that Mr. Washing- 
ton's name is Washington, or whether it is 
due to the consciousness that his Maker made 
a mistake in not making him a Dolan, or a Slat- 
tery, or a McFadden. Either of these things 
would, of course, explain it. But the gentle- 
man need not fear that his name will handicap 
him. The reorganized and purified Democ- 
racy cannot put Celts up for all the offices, 
even if they are Native Sons. They will be 
obliged to nominate an American- or two to 
catch the American vote, and why should not 
Mr. Washington capture one of these places ? 
There is certainly no reason. He is surely an 
American. In fact, I understand, he is a 
descendant of the Virginia Washingtons, to 
whom belonged the Father of His Country. 

* * * 

But I did not begin this paragraph to dis- 
cuss Mr. Washington's pedigree. I began it 
to tell a story about him, which, if he is nom- 
inated and elected City and County Recorder, 
as he may be, will illustrate how near we once 
came to losing his valuable services. It is 
said that Abraham Lincoln's grandfather, 
when a child, was nearly drowned. He was, 
indeed, pulled out of a Kentucky river and 
rolled over a barrel to get the water out of 
him, so near had he came to strangulation. 

Suppose he had perished ? How would the 
history of the Civil War now be written? 
Would there have been another such a noble, 
self-sacrificing, courageous spirit as that of 
the sainted Lincoln ? I doubt whether any 
generation could have produced another. 
So it is, that if the story I am about to relate 
had ended differently, we might now have to 
forego Mr. Washington for City and County 
Recorder. As I have stated, John is connected 
with the Washingtons of Virginia. In fact, 
he was born in that State, though imported 
into California at a very tender age. His 
father, Benjamin F. Washington, was Collec- 
tor of this port under President Buchanan, 
and was the first editor the Examiner ever 
had. Shortly after the close of the war John 
concluded he would visit "Old Virginny." 
He had some business in connection with his 
father's estate to transact and wanted to 
inspect the ravages of the rebellion. He pro- 
ceeded to Richmond and after visiting all the 
uncles and cousins who had not been killed in 
the conflict, went up to the town of Sharps- 
burg to see a lawyer named Hardy. 

* * * 

The weather was hot, and he wore the con- 
ventional long linen duster and broad-brimmed 
felt hat. He called on Hardy, and then took 
a stroll about town. After a time Ire noticed 
that he was being stared at with more than 
ordinary interest, but attributing this to his 
California swagger, he endeavored to change 
his system to the regulation Virginia stride. 
Finally he entered a candy store and purchased 
a handful of gum drops. Turning to leave, 
he saw five men enter, pale and trembling. One 
of them had a paper in his hand, and, step- 
ping forward, tapped him on the shoulder. 

" Say, I want you." 

"Want me? What do you want of me?" 
ejaculated John, with much surprise. 

" I am the Sheriff of this county, and these 
are my men. We have a warrant for your 

* * * 

Washington was thunderstruck. "A war- 
rant for me ? Nonsense. What are you ar- 
resting me for ?' ' 

" Well, you are Jim Wilcher; that's what 
we want you for." 

John was sufficiently familiar with the his- 
tory of the country to know that Jim Wilcher 
was a noted Confederate guerrilla, who had 
terrorized the neighborhood long after the 
close of the war, and who, in fact, was still 
making it uncomfortably warm for the carpet- 
bag officials. Realizing now that he had 
been taken for Wilcher, John was well-nigh 

"Jim Wilcher? The devil, no. My name 
is Washington, and I'm from California. I'm 
up here to see a lawyer named Hardy on 
business; I can prove this." 

"Now, see here," said the Sheriff, "we 
know better than that. Here is a man that 
went to school with you." 

* * * 

With this he brought forward a frightened 



little fellosv who had been skulking near the 

" Yessir; I went to skule with 'im. I'll 
swear its Jim Wilcher. " 

After a deal of parley, however, the Sheriff 
agreed to accompany John to the only man in 
town who knew him, Lawyer Hardy. In his 
presence everything was explained. John was 
identified, and, notwithstanding the incredu- 
lousness of the Sheriff, that official was finally 
induced to release him. 

" By Jove," says John now, when he relates 
the story, " that was a narrow escape. The 
Sheriff told me afterward that he was satisfied 
I was Jim Wilcher from the statements of the 
man who said he had gone to school with me, 
and, being satisfied, he did not propose to take 
any chances in capturing me. His posse were 
scared nearly to death, as Jim Wilcher's des- 
perate deeds were fresh in their minds, and if 
I had carelessly passed a hand to one of my 
pockets the whole party would have riddled 
me with bullets. Whew ! it makes my gore 
freeze to think of it." 

* * * 

I hope, however, that Mr. Washington's 
striking resemblance to a Virginia desperado 
will not reduce his chances of securing the 
Democratic ncmination for Recorder. In 
relating this story I have merely desired to 
illustrate the change in history that would be 
necessary had John happened to have passed 
that paper of gum drops into his rear pocket 
while the Sheriff was discussing his identity. 

* * * 

Reverend Joseph Nouri, of Mt. Ararat 
fame, could have done much better than the 
discovery of Noah's Ark had a further chance 
been given him. The charming Assyrian is 
a far greater man than those who deride his 
faculty for veracity. To an Examiner man in 
a moment of confidence this most picturesque 
of prelates confided his identity. He is the 
rightful heir to the Persian throne. By indis- 
putable documentary evidence, he proved the 
present Shah a usurper and exhibited his per- 
fect title to the throne. To remove all doubt 
from the mind of his listener, he produced 
sworn statements of nurses and eunuchs 
showing that he, Nouri, was stolen from the 
imperial palace at Teheran while yet a child 
in arms. The conspirators replaced him with 
the diseased offspring of another of the Shah's 

* # * 

The motive of the abduction was jealousy — 
the Shah's favorite wife being hated by the 
other ladies in the seraglio. The youthful 
Nouri removed to Assyria, grew up under the 
charge of a pious family, and finally reached 
eminence in the ministry of which he is a 
most distinguished member. This pathetically 
veracious tale is worthy of a novelist of some 
repute and stamps the talented inventor as of 
singular ability as a liar. 

* * * 

cratic Delegation brought home is told by 

W. W. Foote. No sooner did the California 
combination reach Chicago than Whitney 
sought them out. Drawing Foote aside he 
asked anxiously: 

" Is California solid for Cleveland ?" 

" It is," said Foote, with emphasis. " You 
can depend upon us." 

"Ah," said Whitney, with a sigh of relief. 
"Do you know that Mr. Cleveland told me I 
would surely have trouble with this delega- 

'' He did, did he ?" interrogated Foote. 

"Yes," said the ex-Secretary laughing. 
" Told me when he was elected, the party in 
your vState was divided, and from the charges 
the factions made against one another he con- 
cluded neither was up to much. Gave him 
more trouble than the rest of the country. 
Finally, he concluded to form a third party 
that would owe allegiance to him, and made 
appointments with that object." 

"Oh," said Foote. 

"Yes,' continued Whitney, "and he found 
that he had the worst of the three on his 

* * * 

Frank Moffatt tells this story on Delegate 
Foote, whose patriotism is not his least ami- 
able characteristic. The party went to the 
Monmouth Park races and were treated with 
distinguished consideration. Received on the 
lawn they found Jack Follansbee there, and he 
secured them entrance to the members' stand 
and other courtesies that were eminently 
appreciated. They were addressing each one 
another by fancy titles and it happened that 
Mr. Foote'swas " The Governor." It was cir- 
culated that the Chief Executive of California 
was on the grounds and the President of the 
Club sent to ask Governor Foote to take a 
seat in the Judge's stand. He did so, and on 
surveying the field asked if it contamed any 
steeds from the Golden State. 

" Oh, yes; there's Bernardo, but I guess 
he's not in it," answered some one. 

"No matter," said Hon. W. W., "he's 
from California. Here, Charlie," he called to 
a colored servitor. " Put fifty dollars on Ber- 
nardo for me. " 

This racer — one of the string of White Hat 

McCarthy — was selling at fifteen to one. The 
start was made. Bernardo was apparently out 
of it. But he began to draw up and won a 
place; then he proceeded to try conclusions 
with the leader. To the surprise of the crowd 
he held - his own, and astonished no one so 
much as Governor Foote by winning hands 
down. But I believe that was the solitary 
time patriotism proved a good investment on 
the trip. 

* * * 

The Sacramento convention will enjoy the 
reputation of being the shortest and weakest 
on record. It is a good deal like the Wasp of 
this city, whose claim to being the oldest and 
worst cartoon-paper in the country has been 
allowed since Mr. T. Ennui Flinflim assumed 
the editorial management. 

* * * 

THE RESEMBLANCE that Frank Moffat, 
of the Oakland Times, bears to a certain 
great Democrat has often been commented 
on. It is true he lacks the avoirdupois that 
has been made the leading characteristic of 
his physical prototype, but the contour of the 
two physiognomies is very similar. When Mr. 
Moffat was in New York recently, he made up 
his mind to visit the Statue of Liberty, and 
one agreeable day started for Bedloe's Island 
accompanied by Frank Roseborough, son of 
the Judge of that name. It is no joke 
ascending the spiral staircase that leads to the 
torch whose beacon lights illuminate the bay. 
Narrow, tortuous, and dark, there are but 
four steps to the round. Moffat toilel along 
panting and puffi lg like a grampus. 

* * * 

"Roseborough," he said, "as Californians 
we have to go to the top if it's higher than 
Shasta. You are lighter than I am, so sup- 
posing you go on ahead." His friend sidled 
past him, and was soon three or four turns in 
advance. At the next turn he was confronted 
by a sentry, whose Winchester was ornamented 
with a bayonet. 

"Go back at once," was the imperative 
order. " No one is allowed in the Statue un- 
less with a permit signed by the Governor of 
the island." 

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vided, but explained he was from the Golden 
State, and wanted to see all the sights. The 
soldier was inexorable, and Roseborough know- 
ing how Moffat felt, was in despair. A happy 
inspiration came to him. He said : 

" The gentleman behind me is an inlportant 
man, and must not be delayed. He is travel- 
ing incognito to escape reporters." 

" Who is it ?" inquired the sentry curiously. 

"Grover Cleveland, candidate for President," 
was the answer. 

* * * 

Just at that moment Moffat hove in full 
view and was astonished to receive a salute 
from the sentry. 

"Mr. Cleveland," said Roseborough, def- 
erentially, "I have been compelled to reveal 
your identity to this gentleman, who intimates 
that further ascent is impossible." 

Moffrt grasped the situation, and intimated 
a desire to finish the ascent. The sentry's ob- 
jections collapsed and the twain climbed to 
the very point of the torch, and enjoyed the 
marvelous view had from there. 

* * * 

LIKE WINE, good Hoffman stories gain 
with age. Not from the point of view of 
veracity, but by the accretion of entertaining 
detail. That the late Judge was enamored of 
his own vocal powers there could never be a 
question. In his listeners he did not ask for 
response or comprehension — merely silence. 
He came to be considered a bore, and the 
shadow of his advance dispersed and blighted 
many a genial circle whose components would 
rather await the sequel of the neatest of new 
yarns than subject themselves to the torrent of 
Hoffmanesque eloquence. About the time of 
the big explosion in the old Wells, Fargo 
building on Montgomery Street, the Judge, 
meandering slowly along, met an acquaintance, 
a merchant, whom he immediately engaged in 

* * * 

He was in admirable form; he flowed on 
from one subject to another, dilated here, 
expounded there, pausing only in the middle 
of sentences for fear the victim would utilize 
a full stop to escape. That was a way he 
had. Eventually, after several unsuccessful 
attempts, a separation was effected. The mer- 
chant was pursuing his way down the street 
when the explosion occurred. Had he but 
started five minutes sooner his life would have 
paid the penalty. That evening Judge Hoff- 
man was relating the episode to a few friends 
in the Club. With his usual impressiveness 
he said: 

"My garrulity is often alluded to by you 
gentlemen as tedious; yet, I am sure, you 
will admit I saved that man's life by detaining 
him with conversation. Had he gone on he 
would now be dead." 

" But, Judge, there are some things worse 
than death." 

It was the late Colonel Hoge who spoke. 



The style for making India silks at the early 
part of the season and the present designs are 
so totally different that one could readily 
imagine them separated by years of fashions 
instead of months. One of the latest and 
prettiest modes is intended for white silks, 
having colored stripes or flower designs made 
up over silk the shade of the design. A 
striking model of this style was a white silk 
having a narrow stripe of pinkish lavender 
made over a silk of the same shade. Of course 
the skirt, being entirely good form, barely 
touched the floor, and was made with simple 
fullness in the back and a slight drapery to 
the right of the front forming a long jabot 
effect, with the selvage of the silk showing in 
place of the usual fold or hem. The waist 
had two enormous drooping reveres formed 
by turning back over the shoulder the two 
selvage-edged fronts. These were unlined, 
and opened over a high collar and full jabot 
front of fine creamy lace. The sleeves ex- 
tended only to the elbow, and were one 
immense puff with a fall of the lace. A nar- 
row band of velvet ribbon, the shade of the 
stripes, ^passed twice around the waist and was 
tied with long ends in the back. A broad- 
brimmed hat of white Neapolitan straw had a 
wreath of exquisite little nameless flowers, in 
color harmonizing with that of the dress, 
about the edge of the brim, and another form- 
ing the crown.. This last was caught with a 
soft bow of wide white ribbon. 

Hooks and eyes are doomed, I am told on 
the best authority, and I believe we are pre- 
pared to let them pass from us with but little 
regret, for of all trying modes of dress fasten- 
ing they should have the palm. In their 
place we again have buttons, but such buttons 
it is quite safe to say at least the present gen- 
eration have never seen. So valuable is the 
material and so exquisite the workmanship of 
many designs that they will be found only 
within the reach of a fortunate few. One 
house has had orders for sets of exquisite little 
medallions of famous beauties set in wee dia- 
monds — one when completed being scarcely 
larger than a dime. Lovely little bits of 
Dresden are used for the fastening of light 
dresses, and gold and silver are made up in 
scores of dainty designs. Of course, these are 
intended to do service for several dresses, and 
fasten by means of a ring at the back of the 

* *■ * 

Velvet wraps are slowly, though surely, 
working their way into first place for the 
coming season's wear — -and as a handsome 
quality of material and trimming is required 
for a satisfactory result, there is little danger 

of their becoming very common. The full, 
round Henry VTIL will be found most satis- 
factory, as it combines elegance and comfort. 
Black velvet lined with some brilliant shade of 
silk and having a little fine sparkling jet intro- 
duced in the collar, and about the edge of the 
garment is a charming effect, though not as 
striking as an imported model in golden 
brown velvet lined in a dead silk of the same 
shade and trimmed in narrow bands of golden 
pheasant's breasts. Another attractive model 
is of myrtle green velvet trimmed with bands 
of mink and lined in light brown surah. 
* * * 

Whoever is responsible I know not, but 
true it is that a most marvelous innovation 
has taken place regarding table decoration and 
dinner service in the East, and as a natural 
consequence I believe Californians will soon 
follow r suit. From rich damask, elaborate 
floral decorations, and silver and gold plate, 
enough on thp table at our time to start 
a good-sized shop, we have the natural 
collapse which follows all surfeits, and to-day 
when Mrs. Knickerbocker has at dinner a 
select number of friends the mahogany table 
is often found innocent of any decoration save 
a large bowl of roses in its centre, and a 
square linen doily embroidered in the crest 
or monogram (French white cotton embroid- 
ery) at the place of each guest, this and noth- 
ing more. If a linen table cover is used at all, 
it is without crease or design, the edges being 
hemstitched. Of course, this apparent sim- 
plicity necessitates perfectly drilled servants, 
for with each course the silver, china, and 
accessories are removed. Mme. X. 


To the readers of The WAVB : If you are 
" in the swim" and are contemplating a 
trip East yon will see that your tickets 
read via the Union Pacific, the only 


San Francisco to Chicago without change and 
making direct connection in Chicago with the fast 
limited trains lor all Eastern cities; only three and 
half days TO New York. This line also runs select 
Tourist excursions through to Boston every Thursday 
in charge of experienced Managers. For tickets, 
sleeping car reservations, anil full particulars, apply to 
D. W. Hitchcock, General Agent, Union Pacific Sys. , 
No. i Montgomery Street, .San Francisco, or G. F. 
Herr, Passenger Agent, 229 South Spring Street, 
Los Angeles. 


Commencing Tuesday, March 15th, at two p. M. 
from Los Angeles, and Wednesday at eight a. m. 
from San Francisco, and every Tuesday and Wednes- 
day thereafter, the Burlington Route will run its 
regular summer excursions with Pullman Tourist 
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Dear Miss Matilda :— If writers studied 
style as painters do drawing, novel reading 
would be a delight. The very qualities, 
however, that one insists on in a picture, are 
those most signally lacking in current litera- 
ture. Perspective and composition are ignored; 
backgrounds are misrepresented or pushed 
into relief; coloring is either garish or miss- 
ing, and light and shadow seem happiest when 
usurping each other's functions. As for the 
dramatis persona — endowed with mouths and 
noses, the theory seems to be that cataloguing 
features is character creation. Most plots are 
only less grotesque that gargoyles and but half 
as symmetrical. In a landscape one demands 
balance, life, accurary of detail, unity of effect — 
these qualities are the phenomena of fiction. 
Words are to the author what e;old is to the jew- 
eler, what paint to the artist — the medium of 
expression and translation. They are malleable 
and ductile; they are lucid or turgid, iridescent 
or opaque. In a phrase, one can concentrate 
an epic — in a paragraph it is possible to sug- 
gest a drama. But it is all work. 

That you will find " Grania " absorbing I 
am not prepared to believe. It contains much 
that is good, but the faults are a poverty of 
incident and a superabundance of detail. The 
plot, less than a thread, is hardly a shadow; 
the characters are developed at abnormal 
length and do not justify the expenditure of 
words. Doubtless the life of Arran is admir- 
ably depicted, but it lacks interest. As a back- 
ground for tragedy, the gloomy poverty of 
these acres of rough, inhospitable rock would 
be admirable. The heroine is dark, proud, 
superb of physique, angry enough to form 
material for complications. Give her the 
requisite events with a chance of preferment 
and she is Joan of Arc or Judith, a reflection 
which shows the heroism that is greatness is 
but little finer than the resistance or 
daring which we often include among the 
domestic virtues. She loves with a love so 
fierce its strength is a mystery to herself, and 
he is a large, lazy, loutish Aranite, ignorant of 
English, fond of drink, in whose eyes Grania's 
devotion means a relief from work. As a study 
the book has value, but it is too spread out. 

Two superb stories, at least, you will find 
in "La Bella," by Egerton Castle. One, "A 
New Sensation," is dramatic and is told with 
a fiery vigor that lends vividness to the epi- 
sode. He is a young Scotch artist; she, the 
Duchessa Castelcapaccio, an Austrian and the 
loveliest woman in Rome. "Beautiful not 
only in line and curve, but with the rare con- 
junction of delicate, brilliant and harmonious 
coloring," haughty too, impertinently proud. 
She first piques, then fascinates the youth 
because he is indifferent to the exquisite 
charm of her personality. He paints her por- 
trait and succumbs to the magic of her eyes. 
In his studio she poses amid rich draperies 
and strange old furniture. Capricious, exact- 
ing, by turns gay, happy, docile or haughty, 
blase, insolent, she is bewitching. What an 
exquisitely colored and yet highly dramatic 
scene it is when she visits him at midnight. 
There is the table she spreads with an old 
piece of Eastern, yellow embroidery ; the Vene- 
tian jug full of jonquils in the center, figs, 
grapes, bananas on a majolica dish, the 
Perigord pie, the salame, which she finds in 
the great Nuremburg cabinet. It is a picture 
by itself; she with her crimson lips, her white 
teeth, the dimples at the corner of her mouth, 
the liquid shine those gray-green eyes had be- 
tween their dark lashes ; he white, his lips 
quivering, his eyes ablaze with a passion he 
never had known before. How she punishes 

his rashness, how unspeakable her disdain. 
She has made him love htr, and then 
neglects him. But this young Scotchman is 
not the one to suffer her amazing, heartless 
insolence. She parades before him her 
admirer Prince Schwarzenheim, and for the 
ball that evening they make an appointment. | 
A thirst for revenge fills him. He hates. That 
night in the garden he meets his rival. There 
is a spirited scene, then ensues a duel ; the 
Prince is wounded, and it is Steven Munro 
who keeps his appointment with the fair Duch- 
ess. He humilates her and gives her the new 
sensation she craves. 

Almost as brilliant is "The Baron's 
Quarry," a terrible thrilling tale; the scene a 
Hungarian castle — the climax an elopment in 
the snow, the pursuing husband torn to 
pieces by the wolf hounds he had intended 
should kill his erring wife. He is a terrible 
creature, this Baron Kossowski, whose mas- 
sive head and broad shoulders are out of 
proportion to the short sturdy limbs that 
support them. A nervous, cultured 
savage, ferocious, yet capable of ideal trans- 
ports. The contrast between him and his wife 
— she, a graceful, slender woman, with the 
face of Guido's Cenci. Then follows that ter- j 
rible hunt — the half, starved wolf hounds, 
huge, square-headed, deep-chested, the Baron 
with his fiendish face, and cruel whip, the 
white, plane scintillating under the high 
moon's raj s. The pistol shot, the long scream, 
the sickening silence are a frightful climax to 
a drama one would paint in black and red. 

That Hamlin Garland has returned to art is 
evinced in his latest story " A Little Norsk." 
Not that it possesses the dramatic value of 
"A Branch Road," or "Among the Corn 
Rows. ' Those were chef d'ceuvres. It shows 
an escape from the style of work of which 
Jason Edwards was a sample — raw moralizing 
in which the manner is nothing, and 
the matter pre-eminent. A man with a mis- 
sion is so much more effective when he 
relies on general effect to point his lesson 
rather than on particular dissertations in the 
mouth of a prosy character. It is a powerful 
picture that of the two men in their hut 
Christmas day on the cold Dakota prairie. As 
lone and level and bare as a polar ocean the 
plain stretched out around them — a treeless 
expanse, a racing ground for snow and wind. 

Few false touches are there in the render- 
ing of the characters of Anson and Bert — the 
first so strong, manly, and generous; the other 
moody, yet ready to sacrifice all for his friend. 
Into their lives comes the little Norwegian 
girl, Elga, and it is the story of their love for 
her that the tale concerns itself with. Under 
the influence of Western air and hard work 
she thrives and expands into healthy, vigorous 
womanhood. As she grows older her 
presence in the cabin of the two farmers 
becomes an embarrassment and they send her 
to school. There she falls in love with a little 
chemist, marries him to the great sorrow 
of "the boys." Apart from the mere love 
interest, however, the background of life on 
the Dakota plains, the recurrence of the sea- 
sons, the pitiless winters, the burning sum- 
mers, the dread of blizzards, harvesting — form 
an admirable background. The very atmos- 
phere of the prairie is there. One realizes far 
more potently than through the medium of 
tracts what are the hardships of farming. 
Read the book. Oracle, K. B. 

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San Francisco, July 30, 1892. 


With a unanimity that is the result of a 
magnificent ignorance of what they are talk- 
ing about, the Presbyterian Doctors of Divin- 
ity have agreed that the Sunday newspaper is 
an insurmountable obstacle in the path of the 
heavenward-bound pilgrim. They are sure 
that no person carrying the Sunday Chronicle 
or Examiner in his hand will be admitted by 
Saint Peter; they have expressed the opinion 
that no one who stays away from church can 
be saved, and they have decided opinions on 
the eternal condemnation of children. Making 
due allowance for some sins of omission and 
commission among the Deacons and " unco 
good, " the number of applicants for seats in 
the place to which the Presbyterians are go- 
ing will not be large. I am not of the opinion 
that the Rev. Mr. Smith is sincere in his 
denunciation of the Sunday newspaper; it is 
quite probable that he is anxious to drag him- 
self out of the obscurity of his pulpit and 
name by means of an agent that might never 
have known he existed if he had not attacked 
it. However much of a quantity the Rev. 
Mr. Smith is to that portion of the population 
that prefers dozing, to the accompaniment of 
pastoral droning, to the enjoyment of the 
intellectual repast furnished by the Sunday 
newspaper, he is not a great figure in the 
public mind, and it was probably for the pur- 
pose of rescuing himself from the privacy of 
his own inconspicuousness that he darted his 
tongue at the press. 

The Rev. Mr. Smith's quarrel with the Sun- 
day paper is that it keeps the people away 
from the church. Surely he is in error in the 
matter; no man who has sense enough to 
read a Sunday journal will spend all day in 
its perusal, and if I am not mistaken, there 
are churches in which divine service is held in 
the evening. Even if I am wrong regarding 
the evening session in churches, the hour of 
the morning services is not arbitrary, and 
might be changed to suit the people who 
desire to read the papers. From what the 
Rev. Mr. Smith says, their number is very 
great; it is likely they will continue to read 
the Sunday press; therefore, would it not be 
well to make some effort to win them from 
their desire to be enlightened regarding mun- 
dine things by arranging an hour when they 
could be instructed in matters spiritual. 

But the Rev. Mr. Smith is in error in his 
diagnosis of the cause of empty pews. The 
Sundry newspaper has as little to do with 
it as the sunlight, the rain, the heat, the cold, 
or even the Rev. Mr. Smith himself. When 
Sunday morning is bright and warm, the 
masses desire to go to the Park, to cross the 

bay, to escape from the city with its bricks 
and dust and churches; when the aay is cold 
and damp they remain at home to keep 
themselves warm. The Rev. Mr. Smith should 
arraign another than the editorial power for 

If the Rev. Mr. Smith and his reverend breth- 
ren will not agree to change the hour of divine 
service, they may accept another suggestion ; 
it is this : Start an agitation that will result in 
giving the masses a half-holiday on Saturday; 
let the weary brains rest, the tired muscles 
relax on the afternoon of that day, and you 
will have people in your churches on Sunday. 
In the meantime the Sunday papers are so 
bad that I am surprised that the people who 
read them do not go to church. 


From his lowly position in the rear rank 
Private lams, of the Pennsylvania militia, has 
been dragged by the thumbs into a publicity 
that even the most hardened seeker after 
notoriety might try to avoid. Private lams 
was in Colonel Streator's command, which is 
guarding Protection's citadel, Homestead, from 
the attacks of the highly-paid workmen of 
America. For his misconduct Colonel Streator 
ordered that his buttons be cut off, that he be 
triced by the thumbs to a tent pole, and that 
he be drummed out of the regiment. Under 
the piin of the second clause of the sentence 
he fainted. 

A howl of rage has been raised because of 
this form of the punishment ; civilians and 
soldiers have condemned it in the severest 
language; lawyers have offered their services, 
and laymen their money, to prosecute the 
officer who authorized the barbarous sentence. 
Some of the London papers, even, have spoken 
of it, and the editors of San Francisco, with 
their desire to be as honest as they can, and 
say what they think, and their fear of injuring 
their advertising patronage, have suffered as 
much mentally as did the victim. I am of the 
opinion that the punishment was exceedingly 
cruel; that the command under which it was 
inflicted was issued in passion ; and that had 
Colonel Streator had time to think it over, he 
might have modified it. Probably, it would 
have been better to have hanged the man by 
the neck than by the thumbs. 

These people who denounce the command- 
ing officer for his cruelty seem to have forgot- 
ten Private lams' offense. It will be borne in 
mind that lams was there to protect life and 
property; when the news reached the militia 
that Superintendent Frick had been assassi- 
nated, lams called for three cheers for the mur- 
derer. The men who heard him blushed, and 
remained silent; whereat lams cheered himself. 
It is a man-el to me that Private lams' comrades 
did not knock him down and kick his soul into 
companionship with those of the properly 
hanged and damned traitors who have gone 

No sympathy will be wasted by the gentle- 
men of the National Guard of California on Pri- 
vate lams; the man who would cheer at the 
assassination of another, even an enemy, is be- 

yond the consideration of honorable people, and 
the man who would applaud a cowardly and 
murderous attack on one whom he had sworn to 
protect, would, had he been present, have 
fought with his fellows for the delight of stab- 
bing with desecrating spear the bleeding 
Figure on the cross. In all the offenses against 
the noble profession of arms, this of lams is 
the worst; it is shameful and revolting, and 
no one who can imagine he heard that cheer 
for the murderous anarchist will say that the 
punishment that Colonel Streator inflicted was 
too great for Private lams' crime. 


My friends, the doctors, have fallen out 
among themselves, and honest men will have 
a chance to get well. The quarrel which has 
shaken harmony out of the Medical Society 
arose over the proper means of advertising, 
some of the physicians holding that the best 
way of keeping themselves before the public 
was by eccentricities of dress; others that 
strange, rakish-looking teams possessed effi- 
cacy in that direction; and others, again, assert- 
ing that only through a friend on the papers, 
who would puff and blow about cures that might 
have been effected had not the patient "gone 
and died," could the proper amount of atten- 
tion be diverted Esculapius-ward. 

As the fight progresses it is seen to be an 
exceedingly humorous one, and it promises to 
become even funnier than it is now, as some 
of the gentlemen against whom charges have 
been preferred of using the public prints, are 
talking of showing where their accusers 
bought and paid for advertising space in the 
papers. This will all be very entertaining, 
and as the doctors can do exactly as they 
threaten much enjoyment for the layman may 
be expected. 

The whole trouble seems to have been caused 
by a person who is said to edit a medical 
journal alleged to be published here. He was 
never heard of before this time, and his paper, 
if he have one, enjoyed the same blessings of 
privacy. Aided by a man who has been a 
notorious advertiser, and who was thrown from 
the tired arms of an unfortunate politician into 
a public office that he has always used as a 
means of calling attention to himself, the editor 
has raised a row because the physicians did 
not patronize his journal. That, of course, 
was a deadly sin, and if the malefactors are 
not properly punished, and be made to serve 
as a warning for others to advertise with him, 
his paper will have to be buried by the county. 

As a matter of fact, very few doctors do not 
advertise in one way or another. Different 
means are used, but they all amount to the 
same thing; the people have more respect for a 
physician who appears in the papers like any 
other professional than for the doctor who 
uses the cheap clap-trap of weird horses and 
carriage, who makes his hat or his coat his 
advertisement, or who makes attacks on others 
in order to be interviewed. In the meantime, 
it looks as if those who were making the 
charges before the Medical Society were on a 
quiet hunt for advertising. 





It is surprising that the clergy, in whom the 
ladies have ever awakened wrath and other 
strong feelings, have not taken notice of the 
women's current fashion of dress — I mean 
taken notice officially, for no man, even though 
he be a parson, can have been oblivious to the 
delightful change that has occurred. When I 
say delightful I do not, of course, speak as a 
moralist. Few things that are delightful 
have the advantage to be moral. My delight 
is solely that of a male of the species, and 
no male of the species, except for that incon- 
siderable portion of his existence which his 
needs require him to spend in the pulpit or 
editorial chair, can pretend to be insensible to 
the charm that the female form possesses for 
him. That form has but to press the button 
of his eye and the bell of his grateful mas- 
culinity will ever ring lustily. 

The present fashion leaves nothing, or very 
little, to be desired. 

Of what remains for the imagination 
modern prejudice forbids specification. I look, 
therefore, for a decay of the imaginative fac- 
ulty in man, since, as is well known, atrophy 
ensues upon disuse. On the other hand, 
superficially contradictory as it may seem, it 
is highly probable that pictorial and plastic 
art will take a forward leap. It has for many 
years been a standing complaint with Ameri- 
can artists that the difficulty of obtaining 
models in this country has placed them at a 
fatal disadvantage with their European rivals. 
There is now no ground for this growl. Half an 
hour on the San Francisco promenades will 
furnish the painter or the sculptor with hun- 
dreds of models, all in motion and apparently 
desirous of obstructing a perfect view of the 
figures which God (who is not a moralist) gave 
them with as scant a quantity of interposing 
drapery as may be. Not only is the artist ( and 
he who is not an artist) favored with a disclosure 
of every flowing line of the figure, but also with 
minuter revelations that only nudity would 
exceed in frankness. Such of the models as 
are sufficiently old-fashioned to adhere to the 
corset advertise the circumstance by granting 
inspection of the superior and inferior outlines 
thereof, together with protuberant suggestions 
of the knobs which hold the machine together 
in front. Even the superimposed and there- 
fore intervening pannier has all but disap- 
peared in the interest of Truth. 

Heaven forbid that man, carnal man, should 
utter one word to stay this feminine march 
toward complete emancipation from the thral- 
dom of concealing raiment. For my part, I 
own that the streets are now better than the 
ballet, from which everything is expected pro- 
fessionally and in which an assumption of un- 
consciousness would be offensive and ridic- 
ulous. I boldly own that it is agreeable to 

behold a pretty girl, young, supple, plump, 
and elastic, striding along in the full sunlight 
of broad day covered by fabrics which invest 
her movements with that added fascination 
inhering in the swish and changeful play of 

Is all this comment indelicate ? Isn't it \ 
true? And, if true, to which shall indelicacy 
be charged — the thing itself, or what is said 
about it ? 

There is no doubt at all, of course, that the 
most modest of women follow this fashion. 
The immodesties of modest women in their 
obedience to custom furnish a large part of 
the history of fashions, and the most interest- 
ing part to the student of manners and morals. 
The Turkish ladies deem it scandalous to show 
their faces, while they exhibit their ankles; 
ours bare not their faces alone, but their backs 
and bosoms also, yet hide the ankles, and off 
the stage or bathing beach, would suffer 
shame at letting the calf be seen. Eve, un- 
questionably, ielt herself the pink of pro- 
priety with her fig leaf, and would have been 
chastely pleased to receive company in that' 
costume had there been any company to 
receive. So modest)-, after all, is a matter of 
time and place. 

But what interests most in the prevailing 
mode is not what men think of it (it is not 
necessary to say that after the first shock to 
their sensibilities they like it) but what 
women themselves think — women, that is, 
who make a specialty of writing and talking 
about their sex, the higher education, the 
deeper, broader, rounder, squarer life, aud the 
rest of it — the women who claim for their 
sex intellectual equality with men and de- 
mand the ballot and a full half of the public 
and wage-earning activities, barring soldier- 
ing, hod-carrying (which is vouchsafed them 
in Austria) and other hard and disagreeable 
things incident to political and industrial 

These eloquent and ambitious ladies are, I 
grieve to observe, as silent as their running 
mates, the preachers. Pcssibly the social and 
political significance of skin-tight bodices and 
St. Anthony skirts has not been borne in 
upon their capacious minds. Possibly it has, 
though, and the disastrous meaning accounts 
for their taciturnity. The fashion tells anew, 
and in italics, the basic truth, the pleasant, 
acceptable, and all embracing truth, that the 
Almighty did not create woman for herself, 
but for us. For which, thanks. And usually 
she knows it. But whether she does or not, she, 
if pretty, dresses and acts as if she did. For us 
she is sweet, engaging, lovable, refining; for 
us she pins herself back; for us she discards 
the obscuring petticoats and, we are informed, 
replaces them with the lineful "combination 
suit," or eke the buckskin tights; for us she 
applies the grace-bestowing pencil to the 
arched eyebrow (winning sonnets); for us she 
plasters the fair face of her with disgusting 
cosmetics; for us she subjects her angel form 
to the viscera-displacing corset; for us she 
thrusts into shoes much too small for her the 
dainty toes nature conferred, and for our dear 

sakes squashes them into a misshapen mangle. 
For us, Heaven bless her, there is nothing she 
won't do. 

And man, besotted man, likes it. 

Obviously, therefore, the ladies who aim at 
the broader, rounder, and squarer life, for 
others if not for themselves, have begun at the 
wrong end. Observation should induce them 
to borrow a leaf from the book of their sisters 
who are more richly blessed as to bosom 
and hip than themselves, if they would succeed 
in making thinking beings of their sex. 
Whatever pleases man that woman will do, in 
spite of the pulpit and Miss Susan B. St. 
Anthony. The first step of progress, therefore, 
must be to work a change in man's taste. 
Before women will consent to become tall- 
browed mathematicians, profound politicians, 
learneds dentists, congressmen, soldiers, 
sailors, ward-bosses, and equal battlers in the 
world's strife generally, men will have to be 
brought to like women of that kind. At present, 
I say it witli diffidence — they don't. 

The success of the woman's movement, 
which the current fashion suggests, is not the 
movement which the desires and prejudices 
(and sex) of Miss Anthony fit her to appre- 

All that is necessary to crown with ever- 
lasting triumph the labors of that esteemed 
lady is to cure the species of a taste with 
which intellect has very little to do. The 
taste for marriage, that is. 


Some of the prettiest of the late fashions 
in purses, card and calling cases, are to be 
seen at Sanborn, Vail & Co. They are in 
all kinds of skins and leathers, and are either 
plain or with charming designs in silver. The 
old style of monograms is returning, but is 
much simpler than before. There are many 
exquisite writing desks in the show rooms of 
this well-known firm, articles that serve for 
ornaments when not in use. With these, of 
course, go the latest styles in stationery, of 
which there are many. 

In pictures one can get anything desired 
here, from an oil by an old master to a water 
color by a local artist. The large stock of 
frames will suit any taste. Here are also 
etchings, engravings, and fac-similes of water 
colors and pastels. For photographs there 
are many frames in charming designs, cabinet, 
Paris panel, etc., in white and gold, gold 
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It is hardly fair to consider " The Foresters " 
in its relation to the stage. As a contribution 
to dramatic literature the work will live as a 
very beautiful piece of writing, but for its lon- 
gevity in the regard of the public it will be 
indebted more to the name than the genius of 
its noble author. As a play — it is termed a 
comedy, and is as much that as a tomtit is a 
whale — it will not live. The Daly Company 
may succeed in placing it from time to time 
before audiences whose intellectual pretensions 
will aspire to the height of making their fel- 
lows believe they admire it: but (the pity of 
it !) there are not enough people with Daly 
prices and Tennyson understandings to make 
the effort an artistic or financial success. 

Tennyson may'have dramatic ability, but he 
has not the necessary stage knowledge to write 
a play that may be acted. There is no line in 
"The Foresters'' that could not as well be 
voiced in a parlor chair as on the stage; his 
situations are barren of force, and to indicate 
the place of a climax, he uses nothing stronger 
than an exclamation point. " The Foresters" 
might serve as the intellect, the mind of a 
play; but it needs a body, muscle, brawn, mo- 
tion, action, to make it fit for dramatic produc- 
tion. Lord Tennyson — and I submit it was a 
mistake to honor him thus, as since he was made 
a nobleman he has ceased to be a poet — has 
the imagination necessary to the making of a 
character, but into its nostrils he has never 
breathed the breath of dramatic life ; and the 
character stands sa/is everything but a voice. 
It may be that he is too much of a poet to 
write a successful play ; that he is too fond 01 
thought to desecrate it with action; that he is 
too proud of his own art to seek the assistance 
of another to interpret it. Whatever may be 
the cause, Tennyson cannot write a play that 
will act, and while he pleases the ear with the 
gentlest phrases that ever the Muse has sung, 
while charming language so that it yields its 
greatest treasures at his bidding, he cannot 
unite action with speech, or make language's 
elder brother, Gesture, aid in the unfolding of 
story or plot. 

"The Foresters" is a sketch ; there is no 
character study in it ; Prince John is a cloud, 
without shape or semblance; King Richard 
passes to and fro, uninteresting and misty ; 
Robin Hood himself is dim, without strength. 
To the character of Maid Marian the noble 
author has given some attention; it is a poetic, 
idealistic creation, with so little flesh and blood 
to it that one can hardly refrain from wonder- 
ing why the charming creature remains on 
earth. All these are neither men nor women; 
they are crayon pictures on a blackboard, 
shadowy outlines of what flesh and blood might 
be; suggestions of characters as faint as the 
impressions they left on the page of authentic 

With " The Foresters " the Company did as 
well as was possible; no one will complain of 
the music, as Daly's is not an operatic troupe. 

The past week has been an excellent one 
for theatre-goers at Stockwell's, and the Daly 
Company have poured out the treasures of 
a wonderfully fine repertory. They concluded 
their engagement on Saturday night. On 
Monday begins the Jeffreys Lewis season, with 
" Clotilde." Considerable interest will be 
taken in the production of Mrs. Brancroft's 
play " Woman's Eyes." 

" The Lost Paradise " is worth seeing, and 
those who have not been to the Baldwin this 
week should not lose the opportunity of en- 
joying as strong a play as has ever been pro- 

duced there. Next week will be the third and 
last of "The Lost Paradise." Following it 
comes "Alabama," which had such a success- 
ful run here last season. The cast is almost 
the same as before, Barrymore being the only 
absentee. J. H. Stoddart, Charles A. Harris, 
E. M. Holland, and Frank Carlyle have the 
principal parts. 

"Gloriana's" reign comes to an end this 
week at the California, and following the 
charming widow we will see a novel and unique 
production, "Tuxedo," George Thatcher's 
blending of minstrelsy and farce comedy. This 
has so many new. features that it is not un- 
likely that it will be a success. There are 
many clever people in the cast, especially those 
who were seen here with Thatcher last year. 
The story lends itself to the production of 
much fun, and the California should do an ex- 
cellent business with " Tuxedo." 

The Bush Street Theatre closes this week, 
reopening on Aug. 226. with " Little Tippett." 
The play is by Bisson, author of "Wilkinson's 
Widows," "The Lottery of Love," etc., and is 
said to be as provocative of mirth as any of 
his. The story has to do with two marriages 
and divorces, and there are two real live babies 
in the cast. This is an improvement on some 
of the other plays I have seen, where a paucity 
of infant caused some dissatisfaction. 


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I had waited for it and worked for it, and it 
had come at last, come while I was young and 
able to enjoy it. Only twenty-five and I had 
made a name as an author. I had written 
much and with indifferent success, though I 
had generally succeeded in getting my stories 
published; but that was not enough for me, 
and I had started on my last story, with the 
determination that it should bring me fame, 
or be my last. There was nothing particu- 
larly new about it; the story of a lovely 
young girl forced to slave in order to keep a 
drunken old father, with a young and wealthy 
nobleman as her lover; but I had put my 
whole soul into it : I had slaved at it night and 
day; I had written as I had never written 
before, and I succeeded — I was famous. 

The critics all agreed that it was the work 
of the day, and the magazines offered me large 
sums for 1113^ future work. I was writing one 
day in ray study, when my servant informed 
me that a young lady was waiting below, and 
desired to see me. 

I was busy, but I had not been famous long 
enough to give myself airs; and she was shown 

She hesitated when she saw me. " I wished 
to speak to Mr. Malcolm,'' she said. 

I explained that I was that gentleman. 

" You ! " she said simply; " you look hon- 

I said humbly that I had generally consid- 
ered myself so. 

"And yet," she said, "what are we to 
think ? Perhaps you will know why I have 
come when I tell you that I am Ella Charters, 
my father Ean Charters." 

"The names of the father and daughter in 
my book ! I assure you, madam, I have never 
had the pleasure of seeing either you or your 
father before to-day." 

"Oh, I don't know what to think," she 
said. " All our neighbors know our cruel 
story. It can't be an accident; you must have 
heard. When I came here I was sure of it; 
but now, I don't know — you seem to be speak- 
ing the truth. Of course your story is a little 
different, it would have been too apparent 
otherwise. You have made a nobleman fall 
in love with me, you have made me beauti- 
ful " 

" My dear young lady," I interrupted rather 
flippantly, " it would not require a genius to 
do that." I regretted the words the next 
minute — she flashed such a glance of contempt 
at me from her haughty eyes. 

However, at last, after many apologies on 
my part, and promises to suppress Lhe names 
of the two characters in the first edition, and 
al er them in the second, I succeeded in 
pacifying her; and convinced evidently 
against her will, she left, bidding me a cold 
good -day. 

I drew a long sigh of relief when the door 
closed on her, and sat down to think it over. 

Was there a young nobleman, I wondered, 
to comfort her ? I began to hope not. Yet — 
pah ! What difference could it make to me ? 
I should probably never see her again. I took 
up her card — not to see her address, I told 
myself, only to see if she spelt her name as 
my heroine did. Yes! letter for letter, Miss 
Ella Charters, but no address. 

I threw it down in disgust. Then I should 
see her no more — well, perhaps it was better. 
I succeeded in getting the names altered in the 
second edition; in the first, of course, it was 
impossible; settled down to my work, and in 
time I had almost forgotten her. 

The time passed, and I had settled that 
literature, at its best, was but an uncertain 

thing; one's invention might fail ; fashion 
might change; so many things might happen: 
and I determined to fill up my spare time by 
studying for a profession. 

I was only twenty-five, and I chose the 
medical. Its scope was so boundless — always 
new discoveries to be made — always good to be 
done; and, besides, it would give me endless 
material for my stories. 

The first year was interesting. I skipped 
from botany to natural history, from natural 
history to chemistry. In the " loves of the 
plants" I forgot the interest I had felt in the 
lives of the animals. From the delight of 
digging out huge forgotten animals, from pon- 
derous Darwins and Huxleys I passed to the 
study of chemistry, that never ending pano- 
rama of discovery and knowledge. I was fas- 
cinated by them all, and I passed my first 
examination with eclat. 

Then I came to dissecting. How I hated 
it! It was interesting to a certain extent, or 
rather it might haye been so ; but I could 
never have overcome the feeling of repugnance 
I felt. I did not turn sick and faint, as so 
many do at first; it was simply an overpower- 
ing feeling of disgust — a sensation of horror 
and sadness, that humanity could look so low. 
Where was the life, the speech, the feeling in 
those objects that you cut at and hacked? 
Cut as deep as you would, you couldn't find 
it; you could explore every nook and cranny 
of the thing, it wasn't there. There was no 
place for it. It wasn't material, yet there it 
had been; it had gone — where? 

One day I was walking slowly home, with 
a bad headache. I sauntered along slowly 
through the dingy r Borough, across London 
Bridge, hoping that the cool river breeze 
might cure my head, when the figure of a 
woman in front attracted my attention. Some- 
thing in the graceful haughty/ carriage of the 
head, the neat dress, and dainty walk seemed 
familiar to me. I passed her rapidly, and, 
turning round, met her face to face. It was 
my visitor, Ella Charters. I bowed, and she 
returned my salute coldly. 

However, after much persuasion and a little 
hypocrisy, I got her permission to call and 
apologize to her father. 

I called the next day. Their house was a 
very small one — one of a dirty row of dirty 
cottages — but inside it was beautifully clean, 
everywhere the signs of a woman's presence 
and taste. 

Ella was out, but her father received me 
courteously, and accepted my apologies grace- 
fully. He told— what was easy to see — that 
he had been a gentleman once, of good family, 
and that connections with whom he had quar- 
relled, might see the story — for he had kept 
the family name — and it might recall him to 
them in a very unpleasant manner. He had 
evidently been very handsome once, and even 
now had his daughter's graceful way of hold- 
ing his head, but he was aged, dissipated, 
broken-down, and he had the drunkard's face. 

He discovered in the course of conversation 
that I was a doctor. 

"Then you'll know, sir," he said, " why I 
drink, when I tell you what's wrong with 
me," and he mentioned a disease, rare, fortu- 
nately, as it is horrible, in the pain with 
which it tortures the poor creatures who suffer 
from it. 

" Don't tell Ella," he said; " poor girl, she 
thinks it is the drink I love for its own sake, 
and sometimes I almost think it is; at first I 
hated 'it, but when the pain got hold of me, 
I drank and drank to get rid of it. Poor girl, 
she's got trouble enough, without knowing 
that her father may be taken any minute and 
she left in the world alone. 

" I earn nothing," he continued ; "at first I 

used to get situations, but the pain would 
come after I had stayed a week or so, and I got 
turned away; and now I almost believe I like 
the drink for the oblivion it brings, and she 
conies after me, time after time, and brings me 

" I tell you, man ! " he said, passionately, 
" if it wasn't for that girl I should have been 
in my grave years ago. When I am sober I 
shudder to think of the places that angel rescues 
me from, all alone, through the streets at 

He was interrupted by Ella*s entrance. She 
evidently suspected that he had been confiding 
in me, as hardly noticing me, she told him he 
must go to bed, he had been up too long, and 
— casting a half- reproachful look at me — he 
had been exciting himself and fretting. There 
was nothing for me to do but take my 
leave. The old man bade me good-by, 
almost affectionately, asking me to come 
I again and cheer him up. Ella, seeing that he 
had really taken a fancy to me, coldly sec- 
onded him, and I went, promising to return 
in a day or two. 

I went again and again, and gradually it 
got to be quite an understood thing that I 
should drop in of an evening when the day 's 
; work was over. I used to take little offerings 
of tobacco and old brandy to the invalid — 
offerings taken more in the hope of winning 
a smile from Ella than to please Charters, 
though, of late, I had grown quite fond of the 
I old fellow. When he wasn't stupid with 
drink, there was a kind of rollicking humor 
about him, and a brilliancy of conversation 
that was fascinating to a younger man. These 
were the happiest evenings of all my lonely 
life. I used to sit listening to Charters, 
watching Ella sewing in the corner. He 
could always bring a smile to that proud, cold 
face; smiles I tried in vain to win. 

In vain I exerted myself to be brilliant; in 
vain I invented, joked, and laughed; at last I 
gave it up as a bad job. I could evidently 
never hope to interest her, and sometimes I 
wondered if she positively disliked me. 

Charters had gone again — the old story — 
and we would sally out in search of the prod- 
igal. Sometimes to find him in a police 
station, sometimes in some low pot-house: 
oftener engaged in some drunken brawl — pre- 
dicaments from which only a man's strength 
could rescue him. I used to feel guilty, but 
I couldn't help it, I was glad when it was the 



latter. Manj' a time I had gone home with a 
black eye, or a broken nose, got in the at- 
tempt to win her thanks; anil gradually, so 
gradually that I hardly noticed it, or knew | 
how the change took plac?, she softened and 
grew kinder, and when she could think of 
anything but her father and his troubles, 
would seem quite glad of my companionship. 

One day Charters disappeared. Of late he 
had been growing worse in his head, and he- 
had conflded in me that he had felt the pain 
much more severely of late, and knew he had I 
not much longer to live. 

"Poor Ella!" he said, with the tears in his 
eyes. "Take care of her when I am gone. 
She'll break her heart for a time, but she'll 
soon get over it, and I shall soon be forgotten. 
Young people are young people, and it's 
enough to ask her to give up her youth to me. 
She likes you, Malcolm; I'm sure she does. 
She's young, she's seen the world at its I 
worst; she knows what suffering is, and she'll 
make a good wife; and you deserve it, my boy, 
for your kindness to a broken-down drunkard 
like me." 

"I don't understand you," I said, a wild 
hope growing in my heart. " What do you 
mean ?" 

"Yes, sir; I've watched you together when 
you thought me asleep or drunk — I've seen 
that you are fond of her. She's too proud to 
show it, but she likes you, Malcolm, I'm sure of 
it. You can't tell, my boy, how happy it's made 
me. You can't think what torture it has been 
to me when I've woke from a drunken sleep in 
the middle of the night, to know that I'm 
ruining the best years of her life, spending in 
drink the money that should keep her from i 
want when I'm gone. I shall die more easily | 
now, and I shan't feel such a blackguard when 
the pain comes again and I drink it away. 
I've only a short time left— it's getting almost 
beyond my power of bearing, the pain is." 

I left him that night and walked home 
slowly, thinking over his words. 

How could he see what I, with all my 1 >ve 
and longing, had failed to find. Love her ! 
Yes, I loved her — I ki.ew I had from the first 
time I had seen her face — with a love that had 
only grown stronger, as I saw how she cared 
for her father: how she worked for him how 
bravely she bore the shame of his wasted life, 
and how she denied herself all that could 
brighten hers. How she strove to seem cheer- 
ful and happy, and bent that haughty spirit of 
hers to accept gifts from me, for his sake. 

They could not afford a doctor, save when 
Charters was worse than usual, and none could 
do him any permanent good. I used to rack 
my knowledge of medicine to find some drug 
to soften the pain a little, but one could not [ 
do much. 

The night he disappeared I had come down 
with the intention of telling her everything. I 
felt hopeless, but I was desperate. A word a 
glance, a smile, anything that might have 
given me hope, and I'd have waited years for 
the rest; but there was no sign of anything 
save indifference, or, at most, friendship. How- 
ever, when I reached their house Charters was 
gone, and I knew it was useless to speak that 

In vain we searched all his old haunts, the 
vu'gar pot-houses, the police stations, even the 
bridges; it was useless; he had gone — lost 
somewhere in the slums and alleys of the 
borough . 

I said good-by to her on the door-step of 
her desolate home, promising her to do my 
utmost to trace him in the morning. Weeks 
passed, and there was no news. Ella had 
feared the worst and was growing more re- 

signed. The relief unknown to herself was 
beginning to tell. 

1 was still going on with my medical studies, 
and was getting more used to the work by 
this time; and even began to take an interest 
in it. The day before I had heard of the 
possibility of getting a fresh " part." A really 
new body was waiting for us, and as it was near 
the end of the session, the authorities wanted 
it dissected at once. 

I paid the money necessary and settled 
down to my work. I was soon unsettled, how- 
ever, by seeing a tattoo mark on the arm. 

Now, a plain arm, without any marks on it 
is inoffensive and ordinary — has no individu- 
ality — but a tattooed arm has. It is disagreea- 
ble and embarrassing. It forces you to notice 
it in a vulgar, swaggering way. It makes 
you remember that it once lived — that once its 
owner was idle and happy — you can see him, 
a sailor, perhaps, pricking the Union Jack and 
the portrait of his Nancy Lee on his sunburnt 
arm. This mark was not the Union Jack 
* * * it was * * * Ob, Heavens ! it was a 
monogram— E. C. 

I tore the bandage from the face. Yes, it 
was Ban Charters ! This was the end of his 
wasted life — the dissecting table. This her 
father's fate ! Never more to be brought back 
from some drunken bout, never more to be 
tortured by conscience and racked b3' pain. I 
should never again hear his rollicking, jovial 

Inquiries at the hospital resulted in my 
learning that Charters had been brought there, 
suffering from an attack of delirium tremens; 
had refused to give the names of any friends 
or relatives, and had died in great pain, with 
only the word " Ella " on his lips. 

I kept away from Ella for a day or two. I 
was determined to dabble no more in pro- 
fessions. I was evidently unfitted for them. 
I would go home, settle down to my writing, 
and forget her. It would he cruel, but I felt 
I must do it. Eor a week I kept my word — 
for a week I wrote like one po sessed — and to 
what end ? After those days of solitude and 
absence, I knew what I had felt before: 
that life to me without her was hopeless, im- 
possible. I must see her once more — tell her 
everything; if she refused to listen — well, I 
wouldn't think of that yet. 

I positively hadn't the heart to try and get 
poor Charters' body from the authorities, but I 
invented a story of a peaceful death for the old 
fellow in sunny southern France. I pictured 
him leaving England for her sake, and a little 
grave in a village churchyard; but I nearly 
broke down when she thanked me for it. 

I had gone to see her one evening. The lights 
were out in the little sitting-room, her money 
was all gone, poor girl, and she could afford 
no gas; but the blinds were up, and the moon 
was shining peacefully in at the window, and 
seemed to shed a new light over our lives; and 
as I felt her hand in mine, and saw the moon- 
light on her sad young face, haughty now no 
longer, I told her all the love that was rising, 
rising to my lips. 

" Eove me, marry me," I cried, "and we'll 
go through the world together, side by side. 
We are both alone now. I have no relatives 
no friends, and you have lost your last. 
This is the last sad night of wandering 
and despair, a brighter day may dawn. 
Let us meet it together — meet the da\ light 
as we met the dark — meet the happiness 
as we met the gloom." And as I looked 
into those glorious eyes, I saw that the light 
was dawning there; that I need have no fear. 


PBRAL.TA HALL, bekkelet, cal, 

In important res-iects the best equipped Seminary for Young 
Ladies ip America. Term opens Aoguat 9th Send for circular to 
Dr. Homer li. S nagUr, l'rc*. 


• 1G06 Van Ness Avenue 

French, German and English Boarding and 
Day School lor Young Ladies and Children. 

Number of pupils limited. 

The Twer.ty-SUth Year will begin August I, 1892. 
For particulars, address 

MME. B. ZISKA, M. A., Principal. 


Pupil of Signor Erraui, New York, Dr. Leopold Damrosch and 
George James Webb, New York. 

Will receive pupils for Voice Culture at Kohler & Chase's 
28- 30 O'Farrell Street, 
Tuesdays ami Fridays- IO to 13 A. ML, 3 to 4 P. M. 
And is prepared toaccept engagements for Concert and Oratorio. 

For Terms, Ktc, Call or Address 

Mm?. Alice Waltz GVey, 378 15th St., East Oakland, Cal. 

Teacher of Modern Languages in Mills' College for the last five 
and one-half years wishes to establish herself in San Francisco, 
and will receive pupils in private and In classes at 1316 Hyde St. 
Call between 11 and 12 A. M. or •_' and 3 P. M. 


Select Hoarding and Day School for Girls 


Sixteenth Y'ear. F.ighteen Teachers. The next session will 
begin August 1st, 1892. For illustrated catalogue, address Rev. 
Edward B. Church, A. M., Principal. 



Stage, Ballroom or Parlor 


507 Sutter Street — — : Private or Class Lessons 


San Jose, California 

Forty Second Y'ear 

Studies Resumed Monday, August 8th, '92 


Christmas Term will open Monday. August ist, 1892. 

Prepares for University and business. 

Faculty of nine professors and teachers. 

An accredited school with the University of California. 

It K V . I>r. B. B. SPALDING, Rector. 


Ha* re» .rued Instruction, 
tun Sutter St. 

Mr. Joseph Rieckel and Mme. E C 
Bcecke] have removed their Vocal Con- 

Mr. Willis Polk, architect, has his studio on 
Vallejo Street, Russian Hill. 


servatory to their new residence. 1439 Bush St.,belowVan Ness Ave. 
where they are making special arrangements for eveniog tuition. 


Will resume giving Instruction* 011 August I. 1893 


Applicants for time will please call on Friday or Saturday, July 2Uth, 
30th, from 2 to 1 P. a. 

T M K WAV 1 . 



Such melancholy as is known in the Scotch, 
Irish, and Scandinavian ballads and in the 
compositions of Chopin finds a never-failing 
echo in the minds of those gifted with the 
power of hearing. Embalmed in planes of 
tone, the poem of life's tragedy, with the lost 
hopes, the crying necessities of living, comes 
from these relics of the under world of the 

Grinding toil, poverty, the rigors of merci- 
less climates, these are the prime causes of the 
melancholy which has grown out in Music, 
made by the people of Northern Europe. 
Chopin has an individual dolor, an inheritance, 
and at the same time a consciousness of limi- 
tation. The sad epics of his country and his 
own inability to cope with the most intimate 
problems of existence, all expressed with per- 
fect sincerity, has made the Polish-French 
composer the unique figure he is in the world 
of art. Melancholy is the predominant note 
in the art work he has left, and all of it is 
stamped with a certain divinity. 

The people who appreciate the sentiment of 
Chopin have in themselves the elements of 
Chopinism, that is a vague consciousness of the 
melancholy inherent in the make-up of socie- 
ties, the necessities for sorrow and pain. 
Without the combative instinct of reformers 
nor the clear grasp on every-day things these 
people drift naturally toward an interest in 
and more often a true love for music, the art 
best fitted, and in modern times the supreme 
medium of emotion. 

Of the types attracted to music by its power 
of expressing sad sentiments there are enough, 
and of a certain kind, to spare. Everyone 
has met the large, well-fleshed type of female 
with sandy bangs, muddy skin, and large, 
bulging light blue eyes who says, " Welidon- 
cayre," and likes "something kinder sawft, 
sweeet an' melancholy." In her case the con- 
tradictions are evidently ludicrous, at any 
rate, poor lady, she looks " fond of her dinner 
and doesn't get thinner." 

The melancholy musician is another type. 
He usually retains a pronounced aspect of 
gazing into futurity long after the people with 
whom he passes his social hours have lapsed 
into jocund stupidity over punches, whiskies, 
and thundering nightmares in the shape of 
salads and ice creams, In his way he is an 
artist. His hostess secretly regards him as an 
.inspired lunatic and keeps herself busy prod- 
ding him to the piano where he swines into 
something insiped in G, an improvisation 
he says, modestly on the tonic and dominant. 
Always neat, skinny, and guiltless of a smile, 
he never forgets his business of being melan- 

His conversation is of the dreamy kind. He 
feels himself betrayed, when he has uttered 
three lucid remarks, and then dives into the 
inexhaustible tank of his sadness. The young 
girl who cultivates thin arms and the frailest 
of necks is another appetite of the melancholies 
for the benefit of evening parties. She can 
say "Oh! " in as many degrees of mystery as 
there are shades of flat and sharp in a Spanish 
opera performance, and she has made up that 
incubus, her mind, whether the California girl 
or music is the most melancholy. Something 
to do these melancholies* good would be a 
benefit to the community. 

Eesley Martin. 

first rank. Here one can forget for a time the struggle 
for existence and enjoy to the full the attractions of 
nature in her most bounteous mood. 


Laundry Farm still continues to draw crowds every 
Sunday. As a picnic resort for parties desiring to 
spend a day or a few hours in the hills it easily takes 

The past week has been a disastrous one to the 
stockholders in the various mines on the Comstocks; 
from one end of the line to the other, each session 
at the Stock Exchange saw lower prices, even Con. 
California and Virginia which,duringthelastfew wi cks 
at each session had plenty of buyers who were willing to 
P a y $3-6o for the stock, seemed to be deserted, and 
started on the down grade with the balance of the 
list, and on Wednesday sold down to $3.30, at which 
price Walls offered 500 shares with no takers. During 
the last few days Walls apparently was the main 
seller of the Gold I Till group and the North Ends, 
while Paxton, Schmitt, and Gurnett were buyers, but 
the more they bought the more stock was thrown on 
the market until the sale of 200 or 300 shares of any 
leading stock would tend to depress prices from 5 to 
10 per cent. 

Many stockholders lay the blame for the low prices 
at which stocks are selling, and the general demoraliza- 
tion, to the action of the "Brokers' Combine," which, 
instead of attending to business, which is buying and 
selling stocks, entered into an unholy alliance to con- 
trol and manage the mines. This the manipulators 
and managers have resented, and instead of making 
deals and entering the market and buying stocks as 
the situation warrants from time to time, they (the 
"inside" or manipulators) have left the market se- 
verely alone. Since the combination was made, prices 
have been downward, and in no single instance have 
they secured more than two directors out of seven in 
any mine, and in the majority of cases they on]y 
elected one director. I think they should better let 
well enough alone. Let Flood & Co. control the 
mines, and let the brokers, that is those who are 
in the combine, get down to legitimate business, 
abolish much of their obnoxious legislation, throw 
open the lobby to the public, let the chippers, who are 
their principal mainstay, buy and sell over the rail 
during open sessions, and instead of having to pay an 
assessment of $10 to $20 per month, the possibility 
may be of once more making the buying and selling 
of mining stocks popular and the leading business of 
San Francisco. 

Of course, the low price of silver, 85X cents per 
ounce Wednesday in New York the lowest yet, has 
much to do with the low prices, but the above cuts a 
larger figure than the outsiders are aware of, and 
until the brokers show that they can manage their 
own business, so as to make it remunerative, they 
should have the management and control of mines to 
their proper custodians. 

I notified the readers of Thk Wavk last week that 
the Yellow Ticket and other Gold Hill mines were 
contemplating certain repairs which necessitated a 
temporary closing down, and the result lower [prices. 
I hope those who read took heed and sold, as notice 
has been received that on account of the low stage of 
water in the Carson River the Brunswick and Vivian 
mills have ceased operations, and the Belcher. Crown 
Point, and Yellow Jacket laid off 250 men. On this 
becoming known Yellow Jacket, which sold last week 
at 80 cents, declined to 45 cents; Crown Point from 80 
cents to 50 cents; Belcher, which on Tuesday afternoon 
sold freely at $1.10, at which price Stauf bought 500 
shares, declined on Wednesday morning to 85 cents. 

Although prices on Wednesday were lower than for 
a month past, the volume of business was greater, as 
the break brought in buyers; for comparison, while on 
this day 27,500 shares were sold at a value of #20,280, 
on the previous day, Tuesday, only 9S00 shares sold at 
a total of $6980. 

The Superintendent of Con. California and Virginia 
reports that there were extracted during the week 
1001 tons of ore which was shipped to the Morgan 
Mill, of which 980 tons was worked, which assayed 
$25.22 per ton, battery sample. Bullion shipped to 
the Carson Mint, assay value $14,343. Bullion on 
hand in assay office, $15,200. 

In the Ophir on the 1465 ft. level in the west cross- 
cut they have advanced 20 feet and are in quartz, for- 
mation that carries assays from $6 to $12 per ton. 

The Con. Virginia has shipped so far on the July 
account a total of $14,023. 

The Union Mill of Tuscarora made a further ship- 
ment of $36,000. On account of the Nevada Queen, 
etc., the mill will shut down August 1st until an 
accumulation of ore is gathered. 

At the delinquent sale of the Chollar there were 
sold for non-payment of the assessment 3000 shares, 
not a very bad showing for the stock. 

The Occidental Con. shipped 20,000 pounds of ore 
concentrates, valued at $10,000, to the Selby Smelting 
Works at Port Costa. 

The following assessments have been levied ! 
Kxchequor, 10 cents per share; Justice, 10 cents; Del 
Monte, 10 cents, and Western Star, 2 cents. 

Dividends have been declared by the following 

incorporations : Central Gas, quarterly, $1 per share; 
Oceanic Steamship Company, 50 cents; California 
Cotton Mills, $1; Sun Insurance, quarterly, S2.50 per 
share. The Pacific Rolling Mill will pay their quarter 
, interest in August, also the Pacific Lighting Company 
I 50 cents per share, and California Title Insurance and 
Trust Company quarterly dividend of 75 cents. 

Local securities at the Stock and Bond Board were 
dull and inactive, although there was quite a demand 
for Pacific Gas at slightly higher prices than the close 
of last week. The following sales were of record : 
175 Pacific Gas, 8i#toS2^; 50 Oakland Gas, 38^; 
San Francisco Gas, 80 (" 71 to 70/s; California Elec- 
tric Light, 170 (" 15 ' 4 to %; Spring Valley Water, 
280 (<i 99J4 to 99; Presidio Railroad, [00 (3 99; Safety 
Nitro Powder, 5 > (« \o%\ Atlantic Dynamite, 20 (" 
46; Vigorit, 50 (", 3; Hutchinson Com., 50 (n 2'/ 2 \ 
Hawaiian, 140® 1%; Oceanic Steamship, 25 @ 50; 
California S. P. & T. Company, No r</ 46, and kxx> 
Spring Valley Water Bonds, 6$ © I20>£. 


Great Semi-Annual 

Clearance Sale 

Now in Progress 

Our Mammoth Surplus Stock 



Dry Goods- 

and Cloaks 


Sweeping and Un-Reserved 

The Opportunity of a Lifetime for Buyers 

Thousands of Bargains in Every Department 

Cor. Market and Jones Sts. 




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preventing the shrinkage which produces 
wrinkles. Not a Cos netic. but a Natural 
Skin Tunic which most skins, hungry for 
nourishment, absorb like a sponge. Drug- 
gists or by mail, $1.00. Send 10c. tor Sample, 
with Lady's paper Illus. Seven Ages ol 
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CazadBrO Hotel 


Terminus of the N. P. C. R. R. 
The popular resort, fine scenery, drives, walks, redwoods 
trout fishing, hunting and a delightful climate, etc., two trains 
daily each way— For Cazadero leave San Francisco 9 A. M. and 
5 P. M.; leave Cazadero 4 A. M., arrive San Francisco 8:45 A. If.; 
leave Cazadero 1:45 P. M., arrive in San Francisco 6:15 P. M.; 
(1 illy stage for Pt. Reno. Send for Circulars. C. F. BURNS. 


Through Line to New York via Panama 

' Steamers will sail at nojn on the 5th, 16th and 25tb of each 
month, calling at various ports of Mexico and Central America. 

Through line sailings— Au.'u«t 6th, 8. S. 1 Ci y of New York " 
August 16th, S. S. ".San Bias,"' August 25th, S. S. "City of Sidney." 
Way Line to Mexican and Central American I'orls 
and Panama. 

Steamer sails at soon 18th of each month, oiling at Mazatlan 
San Bias, Manzanillo, Acapulco, Port Angel, Salina Cruz, Tonala 
San Benito, Ocos, Champerico, San Jose de Guatemala, Acajutla 
Ia Ubertad, La Union, Amapala, Corinto, San Juan del Sur and 
1'unta Arenas. 

Way line sailing— Aujiufct ISth, 1892, S. S. "Acapulco." 

When the regular sailing date falls on Sunday, steamers will be 
dis|>atched the following Monday. 

Japan and China Line for Yokohama and Hongkong, 

Connecting at Yokohama with steamers for Shanghai, and at 
Hongkong for East Indies, Straits, etc.: 8. 8. "Peru." (new) Thurs- 
day, August 4th, at 3 r. m.; 8. S. ' City of Rio de Janeiro," Satur- 
day, August 27, at 3 p m ; 8. 8. " China," via Honolulu, Tuesday, 
Beptemb r 27, at 3 p. M. 

Bound trip tickets to Yokohama and return at reduced rates. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the office, corner First and 
Brannan Streets. Branch office, 202 Front Street. 


General Agent- 


Carrying U. S., Hawaiian and Colonial Mails. 

Will leave Folsom Street Wharf 
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For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Market Street 

John D. Spreckels & Bros., Gen'l Agents. 

The Brigadier des Esbroufftees threw a mel- 
ancholy glance at the door of the guard-room 
which the Marshal of the guardhouse was 
noisily closing, then, after a moment of reflec- 
tion, he sat down on the sunken camp-bed 
whose boards were to take the place of his 
elastic hair-mattress, drew from his pocket a 
pencil and some paper and wrote upon his 

Aug. 17, i~ — . My' Dear Mother: — I shall not 
he ahle to open the hunting season at La Chataigne- 
raye this year! The Thirty-fifth Hussars will make 
no mamcuvres, and I was glad to think I could pass a 
happy week at the chateau, as of old, when I was a 
collegian and had Yacations. But